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What are common causes of truck accidents?

Truck Accident FAQs

What are common causes of truck accidents? The first and primary cause is driver inattention. This can be related to things like driver fatigue, and that’s why it’s important too to examine driver log books to find out was the driver following the rules on the number of hours and rest needed in order to properly, safely, and legally operate the truck.

Another common cause is related to maintenance and specifically brakes. If a truck’s brakes are not in adjustment, then it makes it harder for the truck to actually brake and come to a stop which can be crucial in preventing an accident.

A third is related to the weight of the truck. If the truck is overweight or overloaded, then that can also affect the stability of the truck, and it can also make it more difficult for the truck to stop quickly.

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