Why Do Tractor-Trailer Accidents Occur?

Tractor-trailer accidents occur for a number of reasons including:

  • Speeding
  • Ignoring posted traffic signs; for example, warnings for trucks carrying a certain amount of weight or those of a certain height
  • Driver fatigue
  • Driver distractions
  • Driving over the limited number of hours per shift (12 hours)
  • Driving too fast for weather conditions
  • Difficulty seeing properly at night
  • Tailgating
  • Truck not being properly maintained; maintenance can be expensive but it is important for safety reasons!