Truck accidents in the United States are caused by many factors. The unique size and features of a truck compounds the risk of accidents since trucks have more momentum, longer stopping distances and more maintenance requirements than passenger cars. Some examples of behaviors that can lead to truck accidents include:

  • Road rage or driver aggression
  • Pressure and unrealistic scheduling by trucking companies
  • A failure to maintain or inspect truck parts, including brakes, tires and lights
  • Tailgating or following too closely
  • Lengthy hauls and tough schedules with minimal breaks
  • Driving while distracted, especially when texting or using a cell phone
  • Not having proper blind-spot mirrors
  • Speeding, going above the reduced speed limit for trucks and/or driving too fast for road conditions
  • Jackknifing.

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