Trucking Accident Common Causes

Common Causes for Trucking Accidents


When a truck driver spends most of their time on the road, chances are they will experience a trucking accident of some sort at one point or another in their career. While some accidents are unfortunately unavoidable, there are plenty of accidents that take place due to driver error. Driving a semi truck or tractor trailer is a huge responsibility and should always be taken seriously by drivers. Some common causes for trucking accidents include:

  • Distractions- The life of a truck driver can become lonely while on the road. For this reason, drivers tend to bring along items like cell phones and radios that can become distracting. Food and drinks in the cab can also become distracting should they fall or spill. All it takes is a second for a driver to take their attention off the road for an accident to happen.
  • Under the Influence- No driver should ever get behind the wheel of a vehicle, especially a truck, while under the influence of certain medications, drugs, and alcohol. A slower reaction speed and impaired vision and thinking can have devastating effects on the road.
  • Fatigue- If a driver is running on small amounts of sleep, long drives can end badly. Drivers can fall asleep more easily than they want to admit while they are fatigued. Falling asleep behind the wheel can cause severe and even fatal accidents on the road, especially when a large truck is involved.
  • Speed- Probably the most common cause of truck-related accidents, speeding can turn deadly when behind the wheel of a truck. Large and heavy trucks take longer to stop while having a higher risk of tipping over or losing control.


At Evan Transportation, safety comes first. We higher drivers with previous trucking experience, who know how to avoid these common mistakes while driving. Our drivers know how important safety is while on the road, which is why they are trained in safety before they are on the road. Since 1992, Evan Transportation has been providing the Mid-Atlantic region with full freight services along with A1 Trailer and Container services. We provide efficient and safe transportation for a variety of freight items.


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