Common Causes of Truck Accidents
In California, commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds – more than 20 times heavier than the average passenger car. Due to this immense size and weight, these vehicles are capable of causing devastating damage and life-threatening injuries when they crash.
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What Are The Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents?
Due to the sheer size of the trucks they drive, commercial drivers are subject to many more restrictions than your average driver. These restrictions are imposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or FMSCA. They must keep detailed logs, regularly have their trucks weighed, and have limitations on how much time they can spend behind the wheel. Unfortunately, many truck drivers often break the rules in an attempt to meet deadlines.
According to the FMSCA, the most common causes of truck accidents include:
- Driver error
- Equipment failure
- Improper loading, or securing of a load
- Drug or alcohol use
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