Although on the outside all semi-trucks might appear similar, their cargo can vary significantly. This can be important to other motorists as trucks carrying toxic chemicals can pose an even greater threat of harm when driven negligently. This is particularly true in the event of a truck rollover.
More than 78 percent of truck rollovers are caused by errant driving. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recommends that truckers watch a safety video to ensure they are safely operating their vehicles. Amongst the tips offered to truckers is to avoid sudden vehicle movements, controlling loads during turns, identifying risky areas on the roadway, remaining alert while driving and controlling speed to prevent accidents. Although these may seem like common sense issues to consider, they are often overlooked, which can prove tragic since these matters are even more important when operating a truck or vehicle carrying hazardous materials.