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4 notable dangers of trucks

On Behalf of | Mar 20, 2024 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Trucking is an important occupation that’s highly beneficial to the economy. Without truckers, many cities and towns would not get essential goods, such as food, medicine and clothing. However, the job isn’t easy, and it can put others in danger.

A trucking accident can lead to severe injuries and losses. Read below to learn more about the dangers of trucks:

Size and weight

A typical truck is around three times as large and many more times heavier than an average vehicle. If a truck were to collide with a smaller vehicle, there’s often little that will protect victims as their car is crushed by the size and weight of the truck.

Combustible or explosive cargo

Some of the products transported in trucks are dangerous. These goods may be explosive or combustible. If a truck were to crash, these products could burst or catch fire, which can put the driver and others in danger of severe injuries.


Jackknifing is an incident that occurs when a truck makes a sharp turn and the cargo bed turns the opposite way, creating a sharp angle. This can lead to a truck toppling over or crashing into vehicles. 

No training or experience 

Over the last few years, there has been a need for new truckers. However, the only people available on such short notice are those (often teens) who have little to no training or experience to operate such large vehicles. Even for people who have been trucking for a long time, lack of training can lead to severe injuries.

A trucking accident can change your life. Learning more about your legal options when seeking compensation for injuries or losses could help you.