Trucking companies know good and well that this evidence is important. Even without receiving a spoliation letter, a responsible truck company will save all of this evidence, especially if the trucking company anticipated litigation. In particular, a responsible trucking company will save the electronic and GPS information that proves where the truck has been, how long the driver had been on the road, and how fast the truck was going.
If a trucking company chose not to save this electronic and GPS information, that tells you something.
Even though this trucking company anticipated litigation over the collision in which our client was injured, the trucking company failed to save the electronic and GPS evidence that could have shown how fast the tractor-trailer was going. In this cross-examination of the trucking company president, Butler Tobin asked about that failure to preserve evidence.