According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) the most common factors of trucking accidents in the United States are the following:
1- Brake problems.
2- Traffic Flow Interruption (congestion, previous crash).
3- Prescription drug use.
4- Traveling too fast for conditions.
5- Unfamiliarity with the roadway.
6- Roadway problems.
7- Required to stop before the crash (traffic control device, crosswalk).
8- Over-the-counter drug use.
9- Inadequate surveillance.
Always remember to take all precautionary measures when driving to take care of others and yourself.