Why are commercial trucking accidents involving passenger vehicles so common?

The short answer lies with the structure of a big rig. Most commercial trucks are designed to endure hauling a massive load. The side effects of that design includes, but is not limited to, poor braking ability, slower acceleration, poor visibility and larger blind spots. The general motoring public is not always conscious of these differences. Passenger vehicles react faster to dangerous situations than large trucks.

Additionally, many commercial trucking companies cut corners to make profits. Profit incentives encourage truckers to speed and to drive even when they’re tired. Trucking companies may hire cheaper, unqualified drivers, “save” money by limiting maintenance or training, or encourage their truckers to get as many loads out as possible — even if it takes speeding or fatigue to get it done.

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