The Dangers of Tired Truck Drivers

Commercial, freight bearing vehicles – including 18-wheelers, tractor trailers, and semi-trucks – are massive machines that can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. Excess weight, vehicle articulation (trailers), large cargo, and sheer size make maneuvering these vehicles a difficult task for even the most seasoned truck driver. When you factor in unfavorable road conditions, the negligence and carelessness of other drivers, and the inability of commercial trucks to stop or maneuver quickly, it becomes clear that drivers of commercial vehicles need to be alert and prepared at all times when behind the wheel. As trucking accidents have such an overwhelming… Read More