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Common causes of truck accidents

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Many large trucks travel through and within Virginia, making truck accidents a concern for everyone on the roadways. We know at Cranwell & Moore PLC Attorneys at Law that you try to be safe when you are driving, but sometimes that is not enough. To understand more about truck accidents, it helps to know why they happen. According to UnsafeTrucks.org, common causes of truck accidents include unrealistic company expectations or policies, fatigue, improper loading, driving under the influence, lack of training and equipment failure.

As a driver, you may feel that your company is putting demands on you that you simply cannot meet. Some companies may push their drivers too hard to meet deadlines. If you are in this situation, you may be on the road way too much and not get adequate rest. Driver fatigue is always dangerous because it lowers your reflexes and puts you at risk of falling asleep behind the wheel. In addition, tight deadlines can lead to speeding or rushing, which mean unsafe driving and the possibility of ignoring safety procedures.

Beyond what the company may do, though, you and your fellow drivers may in the wrong by not following rules or driving safely. Some drivers may drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In other cases, you or other drivers may not properly follow all protocol to ensure loads are secured and in the truck bed safely.

There are additional issues that may be beyond your control. For example, you may not have gotten adequate training. Not be completely trained can be a huge issue once you are out on the road. Another common issue is equipment failure. Regardless of how careful you are, if an essential component of your truck breaks down, it could lead to a serious situation.  To learn more, visit our website

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