What is the Most Common Cause of Trucking Accidents?

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.