Trucking is big business in the US. An industry that has long played a big role in the country’s political and economic affairs, the country has been largely dependent on it since the 1930’s. Today, trucking is a multi-billion dollar business that generates around $220 billion in annual revenue, employs up to around 6.8 million people. To give an idea on how integral and essential this industry is to the US economy, in 2013, trucking was responsible for moving around 14.5 billion tons of freight, which is 73% of total domestic tonnage shipped.
Today, the trucking industry is growing at an even more rapid pace. While various technologies used in trucking has drastically improved efficiency and safety, leading to a drop in fatal crashes, accidents involving large trucks and buses saw a significant increase of 22% from 2013 to 2014.
These accidents however, can’t entirely be blamed on the truck. Accidents are often a two-way street, and this is why drivers of any kind of vehicle are always advised to drive defensively. But driving alongside a bigger vehicle and be significantly more difficult. Given this, what are some of the best practices you need to to learn to avoid getting into an accident with a truck? Here is an infographic by Tenge Law Firm that will help you get all the answers: