Common Causes of Big Truck Accidents

Most Common Accident-Causing Factors

Truck drivers are considered to be professional drivers. They are required undergo specialized training and testing to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) in order to drive commercial vehicles. Further, The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) spell out what a driver must do to qualify for a CDL, when and what vehicle safety inspections must be performed, the maximum number or hours a driver may drive each day and so on.

Sometimes in an accident, the truck driver is at fault for the wreck and other times, the vehicle he was driving was the cause and, without a firsthand knowledge of the FMCSR, getting to the root cause of the accident is tough. Below is a list of the most frequent causes of commercial vehicle accidents:

While there are other factors that contribute to tractor-trailer accidents, the list above is the most common. The Federal Government published the results of a study that indicated that one third of all accidents involving tractor-trailers were due to driver error. That is an alarming number given the fact that these drivers have been trained to always be alert and keep their vehicle under control at all times.

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