The commercial vehicle accident statistics for 2011 in Missouri have been released by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. They include many types of commercial vehicles, including tractor trailers. Truck accidents are particularly dangerous because these trucks can weigh as much as 80,000. When they collide with a passenger vehicle, the results are often disastrous.
Truck drivers are not always solely to blame. Trucking companies may pressure drivers to violate hours-of-service rules to deliver their loads on time, skimp or delay truck maintenance or hire unqualified drivers. [Read More…]