There are several outside reasons that could cause a trucking accident. The same circumstances could also be applied to regular car accidents. However, truck drivers are put under a large amount of stress because of late driving hours and harsh labor treatment. Large 18-wheelers are also difficult to maneuver and sometimes have faulty features. Driver fatigue, driver distraction, poor driving conditions, and brake failure can be a number of reasons for a trucking accident.
If you are driving near an 18-wheeler it is important to remember to:
- stay far enough behind an 18-wheeler so that you can see upcoming traffic lights,
- not get directly behind an 18-wheeler that is backing up, and
- slow down when they pass you.