What are some of the most common causes of truck accidents?

What are some of the most common causes of truck accidents?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's study lists the top 5 causes of semi-truck accidents as:

  1. Prescription drugs or illicit drugs affecting the truck driver’s reaction time;
  2. Speeding;
  3. Not being familiar with the roads
  4. Over-the-counter medications
  5. Failing to check all sides of the vehicle before making a turn. Surprisingly, driver fatigue is not in the top 5.

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