Driving a truck, no matter the size or its load, is an important job. The trucking industry is an important part of the country's economy. Driving a truck is also dangerous for the operator and for other motorists, especially when it comes to distracted driving. Distracted driving does not just occur in cars, vans and pickup trucks. It can also occur in a tractor trailer or other large truck.
Trucks are an important part of the economy. The more trucks you see on the roads of America, the better the economy is. But, many of these trucks are involved in accidents on the roads of North Carolina. Most of the time they are the cause of the accidents for various reasons. Other times, they are victims of accidents. Today, we will discuss the common causes of Wilson, North Carolina truck accidents.
Few accidents involving large commercial trucks have as high a rate of fatalities as those involving underrides. According to the National Transportation Safety Board's director of highway safety, the big rigs "are not in any way crash-friendly."
You ride alongside them on the highway every day, but what do you really know about the large trucks sharing the road with you? Below are some interesting facts about commercial big rigs.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced this week that the southbound lanes of I-95 were shut down between exits 97 and 81 a five-vehicle collision and fire resulted in two deaths.
A dozen coaches and football players who were in a horrific bus crash near Hamlet, North Carolina, have filed suit against the Chester County church that legally owned the bus.
When drivers see log trucks barreling down the road toward them, they naturally worry about their own safety. Log trucks that lose their loads or drivers who can't control their trucks place many in danger.
Trucks play a vital role in our nation's economic commerce, as they ferry food and supplies from coast to coast and from our northernmost to our southern boundaries, but sharing the road with these big rigs can sometimes be fraught with danger.
Whenever a passenger vehicle collides with a large truck, the chances of injuries and death to the occupants of the car are quite high. Sometimes the trucker is at fault, but auto drivers can also create safety hazards that lead to wrecks.
Driving a large truck is much more complex than driving a passenger vehicle, which is why commercial truckers have to take and pass special licensing requirements before being approved to drive big rigs. Below are some trucking safety tips to follow.