The ramifications of a truck accident can be catastrophic. Trucks weigh far more than passenger cars and drivers face unique driving challenges -- wide turns, blinds spots and long braking distances, just to name a few -- that can make things complicated.
Commerce in this country relies heavily on the ability of truckers to transport goods to locations in every state. These commercial drivers need to take steps to ensure that they are operating their vehicles safely. When they don't, it is possible that other people on the roads will be hit by the big rig.
Semitrucks require a lot of room to maneuver how they need to on the road. One thing that many drivers forget is that these large trucks have huge blind spots in which the driver can't see. Any vehicle that is in the "no zone" is in danger of being struck by the truck because the trucker doesn't see them.
All drivers on the road must be cognitively, mentally and physically able to handle the duties that come with being on the road. A truck driver has to be prepared and trained properly. This is one reason why commercial driver's licenses are required for driving these large vehicles. Unfortunately, there are some individuals who drive big rigs without the proper training or when they aren't able to do so safely.
Semi-truck safety is imperative for all drivers on the road. When these vehicles aren't operated properly, there is a chance that other people will suffer from injuries in crashes. There are many different things that come together to ensure that truckers are driving safely.
On May 17, the driver of a school bus crashed into a dump truck along Interstate 80 in Mount Olive Township. That incident claimed the lives of a student and a teacher.
Any type of motor vehicle accident has the potential to be devastating and complicated. However, if a crash involves a commercial vehicle, like a massive tractor-trailer, then it can be especially serious because of how big and heavy the vehicles are.