A trucking accident occurs when a large truck and trailer collides with other vehicles or pedestrians.
Trucking accidents take place every year, and they are more common than most people assume. In the US, approximately 500,000 trucking accidents occur every year, and of these accidents around 5,000 result in loss of life. Even though truck drivers receive far more training and are taught to be cautions drivers, one out of every eight accidents is a truck driving accident. This is due to a variety of reasons:
- large truck sizes,
- massive loads,
- complex dynamics of the truck,
- drivers feeling fatigued, or tired.