The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration just released a study of what causes trucking collisions. Guess what, the #1 cause was poor driving by the truck driver!
___# killed/injured in 200__
Driver fatigue due to violating the required sleep/rest periods, the use of drugs or alcohol, improperly secured loads, and tire tread separation/blowouts were also major factors.
Furthermore, improper or even nonexistent maintenance by the trucking company led to many deaths and injuries.I have handled cases where trucks were allowed to drive on the road with shoddy or even nonworking brakes and other key components. See my previous post for more information.
Furthermore, many companies hire unqualifed drivers. ___ (See stories about drivers without DL, or CDLs____
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