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What should I know about hazardous materials in accidents?

Semi trucks carry large, heavy loads that require the drivers to be extra cautious as they drive. As dangerous as normal loads are, loads that include hazardous materials are even more dangerous. When an accident involving a semi truck carrying hazardous materials occurs, those materials can cause additional problems.

Trucks carrying mobile homes regulated for safety

The state of Tennessee, Department of Transportation, takes your safety very seriously. They want to ensure that you get to where you are going safely and want you to be able to avoid truck accidents of all sorts. Part of this safety idea is that the movers who transport houses and modular homes must abide by certain rules and regulations or they face huge fines.

Semi-truck accidents can be devastating

Semi-truck accidents are monumentally worse than car accidents because of the sheer size of the truck itself. How many times have you been travelling down the road, going the speed limit and carefully paying attention to the road when an 18-wheeler bears down on you and almost causes you to have an accident while you do your best to get out of its way?

The reason that truckers get into such damaging accidents

When you have been involved in an accident that was with a semi-truck, tractor trailer or commercial vehicle, you know how damaging it can be. You are seriously injured and your car may be a total loss. The sheer size of the truck makes it devastating to be in a crash with them. They can weigh up to 50,000 pounds! This alone makes it unbelievable that you would not be hurt if you are in a crash that has a semi-truck involved.

What causes rollover truck accidents?

Truck rollovers are a major danger on the highways today. We rely on semi-trucks to transport all manner of goods, some of them hazardous. Crude oil, gasoline and flammable gases are just some of the dangerous items that can be on board. Can you imagine the harm that can be done if a truck rolls over with one of these products in its cargo tank? To prevent injury and death to those drivers who happen to be in the way when this occurs, it is important to know what is true about rollovers and what is false.

Check company schedules after a truck accident

A truck accident in Tennessee can happen for many reasons. The driver could be speeding, driving recklessly, or driving while he or she is very tired. All of these things can cause the accident directly, but there may be another cause that is lurking in the background: the schedule that the trucking company gave to that driver.

Can you actively avoid truck accidents?

You know that truck accidents are highly dangerous, as drivers of other cars are more often killed in these accidents than in accidents with vehicles of a similar size, but are you wondering what you can do to avoid a truck accident? While some crashes are random and can't be stopped on your end, there are a few key things you can do to reduce the danger.

Tire blowouts lead to serious crashes

Did you know that tire blowouts can lead to serious accidents? This is especially true with semis and other large vehicles because losing one tire can throw so much weight in the wrong direction. A smaller, light vehicle -- like a family sedan -- may veer slightly in the lane, but a semi can pitch violently to the side, leave the road and even roll when it hits the ditch.

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