A black box in a truck serves a similar purpose as it does in an airplane: collecting essential data and evidence regarding the cause of an accident. The black box data could be pivotal in proving liability in a Truck accident. If you were injured in an incident with a commercial truck, this information may be useful in a claim or lawsuit, allowing you to recover the compensation you need to get back on your feet.
A blind spot is an area around a vehicle where its driver is unable to see objects – namely, other motor vehicles. Virtually all vehicles have blind spots, where the body or frame of the vehicle itself blocks the driver’s view. The rear and side-view mirrors on a car or truck are designed to help drivers gain an awareness of other drivers on the road but cannot offer a completely unobstructed view of their surroundings. As a result, blind spots are a source of danger for drivers.
Truck drivers should never rely on their brakes alone to slow them down on a long, downhill slope. When they do so, it can lead to brake failure and preventable accidents. Semi-trucks are long, heavy, and wide, and the loads they are hauling only add to their instability. Using the brakes too much, instead of relying on the braking effect of the engine, can create excessive heat that causes the brakes to fade or fail. This mistake, often made by inexperienced truck drivers, can lead to deadly crashes that cause serious, catastrophic, or fatal injuries to others on the road.