What are common causes of truck accidents?


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A: There are two main factors which often lead to truck accidents: truck driver exhaustion and truck driver substance abuse. In many truck accident cases, federal regulations, which oversee the total weekly number of hours a truck driver drives as well as the number of hours required in between breaks, are violated. Read about recent changes to federal truck driving rules.

Truck drivers are under a great deal of pressure to get their cargo delivered in a timely manner. This means driving excessive hours and not taking breaks. These two factors lead to exhaustion and many truck drivers will abuse substances to try to stay awake.

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