What causes commercial truck accidents?

There are a variety of factors that can contribute to a truck accident but some are more common. Again, the size and maneuverability of big trucks contribute heavily. For example, a tractor trailer going 40 miles per hour needs about 45 extra feet to come to a complete stop when compared to a car traveling at the same speed if they brake at the same time.

Passenger vehicle drivers may not realize this and cause an accident by treating a big truck as a smaller vehicle. Other common accident factors include shifting cargo loads or over tired operators.

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