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How Safe are Moving Trucks?

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on August 17, 2021

A fully loaded commercial truck can weigh up to 80,000 lbs. The sheer size and weight of the vehicle means it requires far more distance to come to a full stop, and semi-truck drivers must be experienced, alert, and have driving such a large, heavy vehicle under control. An accident with a large commercial truck often leads to serious, catastrophic, or fatal injuries to other drivers and their passengers – much more rarely, the truck driver is injured. When sharing the road with commercial trucks, any driver of a regular vehicle must be on high alert – it is that dangerous.

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