If you've been in an accident with a truck, you were probably lucky to survive it!
Truck accidents are a major cause of property damage and lost lives on the nation's highways.
If you've spent much time on the nation's highways, you've probably seen a truck or two that's given you cause for concern.
Whether you're in a car or a truck, hydroplaning is a terrifying experience because you are unable to control your vehicle for however long it occurs -- and even a few seconds at high speeds can spell disaster on the roadways.
Could a simple alteration to the average semi change the odds of survival for the occupants of a car when the semi and the car collide?
Driving while distracted leads to accidents and injuries. Truck drivers need to be particularly careful to pay attention to the road due to the size of their vehicles. They take longer to stop and can't maneuver as well as smaller cars or trucks.
Trucking in the winter can be dangerous, especially with heavier winds, rain, ice and snow. Driving a tractor-trailer in severe weather requires special skills that not all truck drivers have, which is why it's important for them to learn before they take on that kind of route or work in poor weather conditions.
It's dangerous on the roads, particularly when there are large vehicles around you with poor visibility. Truck accidents are commonplace on highways, even though there are safety regulations to help reduce and eliminate them. It's an unfortunate fact that some drivers don't pay attention. Others fall asleep or drive recklessly while they're behind the wheel.
Older commercial truck drivers could be more dangerous on the national highways than their younger counterparts, according to a report on CBS News. The American Trucking Industry is facing a shortage of drivers, and it's believed that around 48,000 drivers are needed just to move 70 percent of goods in the United States.
Every year, it seems like there are more trucks on the roads and highways that become more congested. If you've noticed this, you aren't alone. The bad news is that in Ohio; the number of truck-related crashes have increased. According to a Dayton Daily News report from Sept. 18, Ohio has seen an increase in commercial vehicle crashes and fatalities year over year for the last four years. What's causing such a heavy rise in incidents? Some blame the economy and how many cars and trucks are on the roads together.