Much of the American economy depends on the transportation of goods across the country, and truckers play a large role in making this happen. These individuals have important and valuable jobs, but the urgency associated with timely and expedited delivery may lead to unsafe practices.
The size disparity between commercial trucks and other vehicles on the roadway is rather large. As a result, truck accidents can be especially devastating for the vehicle the truck collides with, while the truck driver may walk away unscathed. This is even more true for pedestrians. Because of this great potential for harm, truck drivers must exercise a greater degree of care than other drivers to ensure that their actions do not result in an accident that causes serious injury or even death.