Did you know commercial trucking companies are given weight allowances for their truck and cargo? Overweight semi trucks can cause significant damage to roadways. They pose a variety of hazards for other drivers on the road, including you.
Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Commercial vehicle accidents can be devastating. The consequences of one accident, whether it’s on the highway or in a parking lot, can be catastrophic for the people who are hurt and for the families of those people.
Each year it’s estimated that there are over 4,000 fatalities due to semi-truck accidents. A semi accident is classified differently from traditional car crashes due to its tragic outcome. Since semis are larger and heavier, the passager vehicle driver is 40 times more likely to die than the truck driver.
Truck driving is one of the most popular careers in the United States today. With average wages starting at around the $50,000 mark, it’s no wonder the field is growing rapidly. And with more truck drivers on the road than ever before, it’s only natural that semi truck drivers are involved in more accidents.