Traffic fatalities from accidents involving commercial trucks are up 4.4 percent from 2014 to 2015. The finding was part of a report by the Department of Transportation's (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). An NHTSA Administrator told Overdrive Magazine, a publication dedicated to trucking information, that these accidents generally occur when one of the five factors are present:
According to experts, truck-involved fatalities are on the rise. In fact, according to a recent report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the incidence of truck-involved accidents and fatalities increased 4 percent from 2014 to 2015. Due to this recent trend, many drivers are questioning whether they can truly feel safe on the road.