Leading Causes of Truck Accidents

Data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) shows many truck accidents occur due to driver error. Other causes of truck crashes include the following:

  • Distracted driving
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Equipment failure
  • Failure to adjust speed to road or weather conditions
  • Failure to enforce drivers to take a break
  • Failure to maintain trucks
  • Failure to properly train drivers
  • Improperly loaded cargo
  • Speeding and reckless driving