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

    • charls seal
      charls seal

      I feel for the trucker at 7:45

      about 7 months ago
    • Robert Michalscheck
      Robert Michalscheck In reply to charls seal

      Michael Jarvis good reply.

      about 3 days ago
    • Robert Michalscheck
      Robert Michalscheck In reply to charls seal

      madjimms the truck driver could’ve avoided it,he’s a dumbass.

      about 3 days ago
    • Robert Michalscheck
      Robert Michalscheck In reply to charls seal

      Jordan Ray seems to me the truck driver was pretty goddam stupid,anybody that’s been driving truck for more than a week,should know 4wheelers are always doing stupid shit,now that genius driver has an at fault accident because he’s a dumbass.

      about 3 days ago
    • Robert Michalscheck
      Robert Michalscheck In reply to charls seal

      freightliner 20 hey super dipshit, he should’ve avoided that accident,but he’s a super dipshit like you moron.

      about 3 days ago
    • Robert Michalscheck
      Robert Michalscheck In reply to charls seal

      Reinaldo Pessoa your another idiot,some of you people are so fucking dumb.

      about 3 days ago
    • Christopher Ashe
      Christopher Ashe

      The Ben Shapiro at :50 👍🏻💪🏻

      about 17 hours ago
    • Tresnota
      Tresnota

      Was the cement truck driver drunk or something?

      about 1 day ago
    • T20 Player
      T20 Player

      0:43 Ben Shapiro

      about 1 day ago
    • Noah Frank
      Noah Frank

      0:44 ben shapiro

      about 1 day ago
    • Robert Michalscheck
      Robert Michalscheck

      This driver is beyond dumb.

      about 3 days ago
    • Robert Michalscheck
      Robert Michalscheck In reply to Robert Michalscheck

      The truck driver

      about 3 days ago
    • sunny Tris
      sunny Tris

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      about 3 days ago
    • Johnny C
      Johnny C

      What’s the song at 5:30

      about 3 days ago
    • Strong Skobe
      Strong Skobe

      FUCKING SEMI TRUCK DRIVERS ARE THE WORST! THEY CAUSE MORE ACCIDENTS THAN ANY OTHER VEHICLE. SEMI TRUCK DRIVERS SHOULD BE ARRESTED FOR CAUSING ANY ACCIDENT. THEY ARE THE SCOURGE OF THE PLANET!!! THEY ACT LIKE THEY OWN THE ROAD. THEY ARE TOTAL FUCKING SCUMBAGS!!!

      about 4 days ago
    • Dmitry Pepper
      Dmitry Pepper

      Half of these truck drivers either were going to fast, expect cars to move out of their way, or did not give enough space to stop before hitting a car.

      about 5 days ago
    • Виталий Анищенков
      Виталий Анищенков

      НУ ТУПЫЕ,,,,,

      about 6 days ago
    • pkkzagros15
      pkkzagros15

      What the hell is happening in 4:35?

      about 6 days ago
    • B.T.B 5.0
      B.T.B 5.0

      0:51 Ben Shapiro

      about 7 days ago
    • Steve			 Fox
      Steve Fox

      1:43 that truck driver better have got a very long jail term for killing those people.

      about 7 days ago
    • Dontear Teague
      Dontear Teague

      8:41 rip

      about 10 days ago
    • Dontear Teague
      Dontear Teague

      1:43 just happen to be listening to that song 😂

      about 10 days ago
    • Wowy1231 Kaan Aksoy
      Wowy1231 Kaan Aksoy

      most of this is clickbait because most arent even semi trucks or the truckers fault

      about 10 days ago
    • Habs Fan
      Habs Fan

      That COCKSUCKER at 9:10 should never get their license back for at least 5 years, after driving like that absolutely ridiculous.

      Edit: actually I changed my mind, that mother fucker doesn't need to get their license back ever, especially after I just seen them drive away...... fuckers

      about 10 days ago
    • Habs Fan
      Habs Fan

      The very first accident, it looks like this person is used to being in accidents, look at the passenger side of the vehicle it's all smashed up as well.

      about 10 days ago
    • 125AXer
      125AXer

      7:03 Can't get over how bad some driver's car control skills are. There was no reason for the camera car to crash, other than lack of driving ability. Good avoidance, terrible recovery from the initial steering input.

      about 13 days ago
    • Dr. Drake Ramoray
      Dr. Drake Ramoray

      1:50 that person(s) are probably dead.

      about 13 days ago
    • Yung
      Yung

      Dude all these accidents could’ve been avoided... fucking idiots

      about 16 days ago
    • BrandonExplains
      BrandonExplains

      8:41 is quite the Hollywood accident.

      about 16 days ago
    • Jerome Eggleston
      Jerome Eggleston

      3:52 WHOA WHOA WHOA SHYT SHYT SHYT!!!

      about 16 days ago
    • Jerome Eggleston
      Jerome Eggleston

      1:43 that guy started a mess. Wake up buddy, sheesh

      about 16 days ago
    • Mark Hammer
      Mark Hammer

      0:49 is my dashcam video. Pay me bitch

      about 17 days ago
    • Mark Hammer
      Mark Hammer In reply to Mark Hammer

      You know what, nevermind. Use the video, I don't care.

      about 17 days ago
    • Mark Hammer
      Mark Hammer In reply to Mark Hammer

      I'm serious. Message me about it or I will have to strike the video

      about 17 days ago
    • Mikayla Dempsey
      Mikayla Dempsey

      For the truck in the fire is he still alive

      about 19 days ago
    • Garrett Smith
      Garrett Smith In reply to Mikayla Dempsey

      Looked like he got out

      about 16 days ago
    • robytar
      robytar

      Man!! These muther truckers are krazy!

      about 19 days ago
    • Nick
      Nick

      1:59 the minivan passengers are dead :O

      about 20 days ago
    • mary rose
      mary rose

      0:52 THIS DUDE LISTENING TO BEN SHAPIRO

      about 21 day ago