Truck drivers transport goods across the country which may require long and monotonous hours on the road. Truck driver fatigue, drowsiness and inattentiveness can be serious concerns on the roadway. Truck driver fatigue can be especially hazardous because of the size of commercial trucks compared to the vehicles they share the roadways with. To help improve safety, the United State Department of Transportation regulates truck drivers and the number of hours they can be behind the wheel without a break.
Truck accidents can result in serious injuries and death to victims. As a result, truck driver fatigue, which may lead to truck accidents, can be a serious concern on the roadways. It is important for truck drivers and truck companies to avoid truck driver fatigue and a few tips to help avoid it may be useful for truck drivers to consider. Truck driver fatigue, as well as other driver conditions and circumstances, may be considered negligence if it leads to a truck accident.
One of the dangers on the roads we might take for granted are trucks. When we experience bad weather, we will proceed with caution. If we are near a road construction zone, signs and cones give us clear warnings. And if we see an animal or object on the road, we instinctively act to avoid it and prevent an accident. But each of these situations is relatively uncommon.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released the results of a study that researched the causes of commercial truck crashes. The study reviewed crashes from 2001 to 2003 involving trucks that were 10,000 pounds and larger. This post will go over the results of the finding and how you can protect yourself.
Commercial trucks can be huge in size compared to other automobiles, specifically 18-wheelers. Due to their enormous size, commercial truck accidents are treated differently than accidents involving other vehicles. Due to the large size of the trucks, the after-effects of a truck crash can be devastating.
Trucking accidents are one of the most devastating accidents in which anyone can be involved. Commercial big rig trucks are incredibly big and dangerous. They are often fatal or cause serious injuries and sometimes involve multiple vehicles. This post will go over some of the common causes of truck accidents.