Distracted Truck Driver
From CB radios to smart devices, there are many things inside of a semi-truck that can distract the driver. Additionally, a truck driver may be distracted by something happening on the side of the road, a conversation with their passengers, or any number of other factors.
Inexperienced Truck Driver
In many cases, semi-truck accidents are caused by truck drivers who simply were not ready to hit the road yet. Drivers who are not properly trained, or who don’t get enough low-pressure experience driving a semi-truck on the highway before they are sent on real trips, may be susceptible to causing accidents that can severely injure folks who happen to be in the area.
Improper Cargo Loading
Improper cargo loading is perhaps one of the least predictable factors that can cause a semi-truck accident. If the cargo inside of the trailer is not packed properly, it may shift during transport, causing the semi-truck to jack-knife and spin out of control. For this reason, it is crucial for freight companies to ensure that experienced professionals handle all of the loading.