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Written by attorney Zachary S. Perecman | Mar 13, 2017

Top Factors Influencing Truck Accidents in the United States

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) compiled a list of the top causes of truck accidents in ‘The Large Truck Crash Causation Study’ which includes the number of accidents caused by each recorded factor.

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Millions of stores and hundreds of millions of individuals throughout the United States rely on the transportation industry to keep their shelves and homes fully stocked with the goods they need, and this ever-growing demand for more products shows in the sheer size of the industry - according to the most recent data provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation, one in every seven people working in the United States works in the transportation industry. With so many people and so much money invested in transportation, it shouldn’t be surprising to know that regulatory agencies pay close attention to all aspects of this industry, including the most common factors that can lead to crashes. Even though the total number of injuries and deaths caused by truck crashes has steadily decreased for years, negligent and reckless drivers still cause far too many accidents each year.

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