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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Comments

    • Carrie Ann
      Carrie Ann

      Why would u pull out in front of a semi knowibg they can't as fast as a car? Wtf is wrong with people

      about 16 hours ago
    • Percy Socko
      Percy Socko

      That so scary

      about 1 day ago
    • Winchell Locklear
      Winchell Locklear

      What happened in the first clip ?

      about 2 days ago
    • SPICY MADDI
      SPICY MADDI

      0:43 , that roll was terrifying , i hope he is okay , i wonder why he crashed

      about 2 days ago
    • Robox 4 fun
      Robox 4 fun

      0:45 is he alive cause that looks like he died the truck looks recked

      about 3 days ago
    • Savannah O
      Savannah O

      When a Pete gets wrecked 😥

      about 4 days ago
    • Eric Maiers
      Eric Maiers

      4:00 that needs to be a Volvo commercial

      about 4 days ago
    • vibe_addiction InstaGram
      vibe_addiction InstaGram

      Anyone kno the name of the song @3:54 ?? And that driver deserves a bonus for that stop!

      about 4 days ago
    • Gorejus Dahl
      Gorejus Dahl

      4:06 i actually hung myself in a suicide attempt to that song,and my grandma lifted me up saving my preteen life.Seeing that this video seemingly spared another few lives,brought tears to my eyes.Wow,so depressing had to share that though.

      about 4 days ago
    • Team Powerful in Toys Actions Nightmares City
      Team Powerful in Toys Actions Nightmares City

      Hi

      about 7 days ago
    • The Gabe
      The Gabe

      Why tf are people breaking when they merge into another lane? If no ones in front of you fucking slam on the gas and pass the semi. You’re risking other people’s lives cuz you don’t know how to drive

      about 9 days ago
    • Charlene Torres
      Charlene Torres

      This shows that drivers have NO UNDERSTANDING of the FACT that 80,000 lbs WILL NOT STOP ON A DIME
      MORONS

      about 10 days ago
    • onceANexile
      onceANexile

      Going too fast.
      Following too close.
      Not paying attention.
      Discourtious driving.
      Going to fukn fast.
      Failure to obey rules of the road.

      about 10 days ago
    • J Guthrie
      J Guthrie

      That clip at 4:27 he just like kept driving forward like there was nothing on the street in front of him or her
      And the clip at 8:38 like are you trying to kill someone

      about 11 days ago
    • J Guthrie
      J Guthrie

      I hate when the person that caused the truck to guy sideways or crash just drives off like nothing just happened like bruh are you serious😐🤨😑🙄

      about 11 days ago
    • Coby Stephens
      Coby Stephens

      3:06 ik exactly where that accident happened in Ontario California off the 15 fwy going towards San Diego

      about 11 days ago
    • SCP - 049
      SCP - 049

      hey you guys at 7:58 you got some marshmallows? and some stuff for smores?

      about 11 days ago
    • Tom Wilson Eats Urinal Cakes Caps Fans Are Morons
      Tom Wilson Eats Urinal Cakes Caps Fans Are Morons

      We all know not all accidents are truckers faults but most are. Slow Down.

      about 12 days ago
    • Kyra Nicole
      Kyra Nicole

      Its horrifying how many people turn on their blinkers and just don't look before changing lanes.

      about 12 days ago
    • Shawn Payne
      Shawn Payne

      7:40 what caused that fire to erupt??

      about 12 days ago
    • Atlantic Coast Line
      Atlantic Coast Line

      Why do so many people try cutting off truck drivers? Yeah that's gonna work

      about 12 days ago
    • Kortney Lizotte
      Kortney Lizotte

      Oh look a semi truck! Let's cut them off and not give them time to stop or here's an idea let's break check them! Like what are some of you people doing?!

      about 13 days ago
    • Martha Ortiz
      Martha Ortiz

      ram the car don't jacknife u get your self kill

      about 13 days ago
    • Aaron Blank
      Aaron Blank

      Are the longer clips muted to avoid copyright claims?

      about 13 days ago
    • Alberto M.
      Alberto M.

      Bruh whats that song at 1:13 lol

      about 13 days ago
    • Cyan A&W Serpent
      Cyan A&W Serpent

      2:55 He Listenin To Black Beatles

      about 14 days ago
    • TDIZZLE 87
      TDIZZLE 87

      I still look both ways even at a green light

      about 14 days ago
    • Blade Hansarik
      Blade Hansarik

      I hope that mans ok that dident loom good for him at all😔- 1:00

      about 14 days ago
    • Trolley The Troll
      Trolley The Troll

      Trucks are a dangerous to society and should only be allowed to travel from 1130-630 to avoid everyone

      about 14 days ago
    • منوعات يومية
      منوعات يومية

      The great volvo

      about 14 days ago