FAQs on Atlanta Truck Safety

Even though the trucking industry is highly regulated, large trucks often have accidents that wreak financial and emotional damage on crash victims. If you are injured in a Georgia truck accident, do not hesitate to speak to a tractor trailer accident attorney in Atlanta. The attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. can investigate your situation and help you fight for the fair compensation that you deserve.

Below, our lawyers offer answers to some frequently asked questions about truck safety:

Why is maintenance important?

How can loading cause an accident?

What are some things truck drivers need to do to stay safe?

Is drowsy driving an issue in trucking accidents?

How can a truck driver avoid distracted driving?

Why is maintenance important?

Trucks often spend days on the road, and the daily drives put significant wear and tear on parts. It is important that brakes and tires go through a regular maintenance schedule to avoid unnecessary accidents.

How can loading cause an accident?

An improper load can shift during travel and cause a rollover accident. Contents that are not secure can spill out onto a roadway. Too heavy a load can cause a tire to blow out.

What can a truck driver do to stay safe on the road?

A truck driver needs to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of his or her truck. Stopping a truck takes longer than stopping a car. Trucks need to use signals so that drivers can avoid being caught in the blind spot of a truck.

Is drowsy driving an issue in trucking accidents?

Federal regulations require drivers to take periodic rest breaks. However, when companies pressure drivers to deliver a load on a deadline, drivers often forego these mandated breaks and drive drowsy. This can lead to an accident.

How can a truck driver avoid distracted driving?

Truck drivers need to be alert and focused. A driver should avoid the use of cell phones and should not text while driving. Program the radio and input GPS data before leaving.

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