Trucking can be a dangerous job. In fact, of all of the causes of premature death in the United States, the CDC found that road accidents were the third most lethal. By driving on the road professionally, you’re taking a major risk every day.
But what are the most common causes of truck accidents, and how can they be avoided? Read on to learn what to look out for during your next shift.
1. Bad Weather: A Common Cause of Truck Accidents
With the average trucker spending up to 70 hours on the road every week, you’ll certainly experience bad weather on one of your driving shifts. These conditions cause serious roadway consequences.