Accidents involving semi trucks are some of the most serious auto accidents that can occur. When a semi truck makes a sharp turn and loses its center or gravity, it can turn on its side and either fall on or slide into other cars, causing large pile ups and serious injuries. Direct collisions can be even worse, resulting in extensive injuries and death.

When a semi trailer truck collides with a car, the results are hardly ever positive. The size of these trailers is usually enough to cause serious damages to passengers in the smaller vehicles, and they can destroy these cars easily. While drivers and passengers in the other vehicle may be seriously hurt or even killed, many truck drivers walk away from the accidents without a single injury.

Why Are There so Many Crashes Involving Semi-Tractor Trailers?
Driving while fatigued is the number one safety issue facing the trucking industry and is a factor in almost 40% of all crashes in the U.S. The drivers for these trucking companies are under considerable pressure to move the cargo as quickly as possible, making 16 hour days not uncommon. Studies have revealed that 20% of semi tractor trailer drivers on the road had reported that they had fallen asleep at the wheel within the last 30 day period. There are Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations which address the hours of service that drivers are allowed to log. Unfortunately, many trucking companies find ways around these restrictions or flat out choose to violate the regulations, putting us all in danger. Many times, in order to keep their jobs, truckers have no choice but to keep the wheels moving.
Truck-car collisions often involve some type of neglect on the part of the truck driver, the trucking company, or both. The most common causes of these crashes is poor training, drivers falling asleep at the wheel, improper or no maintenance of the truck or trailer, improper loading or aggressive driving, including speeding.
Sometimes trucking companies hire incompetent or unskilled drivers and fail to provide appropriate training. These trucks are 10,000 pound monsters, are very hard to maneuver and are very unlike a passenger vehicle in their behavior. It takes great skill and experience to drive one safely and responsibly...

Common causes of truck accidents include the following:
Defective truck equipment/mechanical failure: State and federal regulations require trucking companies to keep their trucks in proper working order and follow regular maintenance checks. Defective equipment can lead to tire blowouts, brake failures and other problems.
Overloaded trucks/unsecured loads: Overloaded trucks and unsecured loads can cause the truck to react poorly, erratically and dangerously. Loads can topple over or fall off trailers and cause accidents.
Truck driver fatigue/driving hour log violations: Truckers are required to follow driving hours regulations and record their hours in a log. Driver fatigue is a frequent cause of serious trucking accidents.
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    • Andres Alemany
      Andres Alemany

      We just talked about this in class, you don't get out of your lane because you are gonna end up a lot worse, you hit whatevr you have to hit because if you go out of your lane its going to be a bigger accident. i just hope my brain follow this and don't use my instinct of avoiding the accident

      about 2 hours ago
    • Mark Richardson
      Mark Richardson

      The accident at Hwy E and 73 a Stop Ahead" sign was missing. It should have been installed about 300 feet back from the intersection and likely would have prevented that accident. There were skid marks from other vehicles on the pavement approaching the intersection.

      about 2 hours ago
    • Umbra Mortis
      Umbra Mortis

      1:50 hOoOOOoolllyyYY SHHIiEeeETTT lol

      about 2 hours ago
    • ballin X100
      ballin X100

      That's why you don't turn your wheels while your stopped

      about 11 hours ago
    • Jennifer Wakeman [XJ-9]
      Jennifer Wakeman [XJ-9]

      9:17 What a Stupid Idiot, whoever uses a Truck in the druve thru? Why not he park his truck, go inside McDonalds and order a take out, thats all! So simple

      about 13 hours ago

      1:25 i hope she got hurt and broke bones dam teenage broad. They need to raise the driving age to 21

      about 15 hours ago
    • Pong 50w
      Pong 50w

      Who else try’s to read the headline new at the bottom of the screen

      about 18 hours ago
    • Pong 50w
      Pong 50w

      I legit got jump scared at 7:28

      about 18 hours ago
    • Jonboy Lee
      Jonboy Lee

      Ya I see trucks travelling NSW north to Queensland through Harwood tail gating people and threatening innocent lives by flashing lights on full beam from behind cars and sounding the horn very aggressively Wankers.

      about 21 hour ago
    • CJ POW
      CJ POW

      You need to list in the beginning description that many accidents also occur when stupid drivers brake check semis. It's not always the semi drivers fault like everybody likes to think

      about 1 day ago
    • Raddy McBarknuckles
      Raddy McBarknuckles

      I absolutely HATE being anywhere near semi-trucks on the freeways/interstates or back roads. If for ANY reason, these guys lose it or some other compact asshole creates a chain reaction, YOU are F*CKED. These things will destroy an average car like a soda can. Driving these trucks EMPTY are like trying to drive a small building & loaded (anywhere from 20-80,000 pounds), it's 100 times worse. Bottom line, stay as far away from them as possible.

      about 1 day ago
    • Ariana Guzman
      Ariana Guzman

      And also my brother crashed w/a truck and my other cousin was in it r.i.p bro and cous

      about 1 day ago
    • Ariana Guzman
      Ariana Guzman

      Kids shouldn't be in trucks like my cousin 😭😭😭😭

      about 1 day ago
    • Ba Hashem Yeshua
      Ba Hashem Yeshua

      One thing I hate the most is a car merging while I have the right away doing 70+mph with a 40,000 lb and I have to slow down so I won't kill their stupid and a** while being late for my drop

      about 1 day ago
    • Ba Hashem Yeshua
      Ba Hashem Yeshua

      Hold on why do these random people have dashcams?

      about 1 day ago
    • Ricardo Milos
      Ricardo Milos

      2:03 was I the only person glad to see the guys badass race car in front of him not get smashed???

      about 1 day ago
    • Sena Asawidya
      Sena Asawidya

      7:22 you scare me !!!

      about 2 days ago
    • Po Popo
      Po Popo

      3:15 That is why you ALWAYS keep your headlights on whenever you're driving on the Interstate Freeways! The exact same thing happened to me a few years ago while driving on Interstate 10 in Arizona where the truckers are permitted to travel at 75 miles an hour. The ONLY reason the semi truck did not see me while he was trying to pass the car in front of him was because I did not have my car headlights on so that he could see me from 1 mile away. The only reason I'm able to leave this message/warning for you all is because I was able to drive my car off the road to avoid a head-on collision with a semi truck that was traveling over 80 miles an hour.

      Later that day, I saw and told an Arizona Highway Patrolman that I almost got killed. He said he sees head-on collisions involving semi trucks a lot.

      So, I'm hoping I'm able to save someone's life by letting you know you must ALWAYS keep your headlights on while driving on the Interstate Freeways even during the daytime. The semi trucks need to be able to see you from 1 mile away and if you don't have your headlights on they may not see you before they decide to pass the vehicles in front of them.

      about 2 days ago
    • 64pori

      That last one was funny as hell. 😂

      about 2 days ago
    • Noneya Bizz
      Noneya Bizz

      This is why we need more goods moved by train.

      about 3 days ago
    • papa bits
      papa bits

      Good Samaritan stops to help and gets sued out of existence

      about 5 days ago
    • papa bits
      papa bits

      People are fuc retards

      about 5 days ago
    • Luc Desaulniers
      Luc Desaulniers

      Bigger the truck, smaller is the brain.

      about 5 days ago
    • Dwayne

      What is up with that half-wit music?

      about 5 days ago
    • ITsStarkyBoy

      Get rid of the Text, Spoils the shit out of it.

      about 5 days ago
    • Series of Tubes Person
      Series of Tubes Person

      1:10 Don't ever play yourself.

      1:31 Congratulations, you played yourself.

      about 5 days ago
    • Hank Trucker
      Hank Trucker

      Im with the truck that turned the Mazda 3. I am also with the XPO truck that passed and brake checks as obvious asshole who will not slow down to let a faster truck pass. Well he slowed down then didnt he. ASSHOLE>

      about 5 days ago
    • SIX-SH00T3R

      08:45, never turn your frontwheels before actually turning

      about 5 days ago
    • cyrus robles
      cyrus robles

      Who else jumped at 7:25

      about 5 days ago
    • Jeff Miletich
      Jeff Miletich

      Why are there so many crashes with semi trucks??? Because car drivers are A. entitled, b. In a hurry, c. are fucking idiots & d. Some truckers are meth heads.

      about 5 days ago