Truck Accidents: Mechanical Errors
Commercial trucks go through a large amount of stress; not only are they driven much more frequently than regular cars, they also carry very hefty loads. This means that while mechanical errors are not a usual cause of regular car accidents, commercial trucks frequently experience wear and tear and can result in severe accidents throughout the nation’s highways and interstates. As a matter of fact, the National Highway Safety Administration (NHSA) discovered that mechanical errors are one of the most frequent causes of truck accidents.
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Common types of mechanical errors on a truck include some of the following:
While there are various federal laws that exist to ensure that trucks do not carry too much weight and are inspected on a regular basis for mechanical errors, some trucking companies and trucker drivers violate these regulations, therefore risking the lives of other drivers and passengers on the road. In other situations, a truck that has been maintained frequently can still experience hazardous mechanical errors. While some of these errors do not always have an explanation, other times, poor and careless maintenance can result in mechanical errors.