When a large commercial truck rolls over, it’s a disaster. Other drivers can be caught in an incident with extreme risk to life and health.
Rollover truck accidents: A problem of epidemic proportions
The FSCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) reports that 5,237 trucks were involved in fatal collisions in a recent year, with 5,152 deaths. The agency reports that 78% of truck rollovers involved driver error. Cargo tank trucks are the most prone to rollover, and the condition of the vehicle contributes to this very serious problem. The FSCSA reports that 54% of tanker trucks that rolled over had brake defects.