Box trucks are often used in deliveries around town. These drivers are experienced but are put under immense pressure to deliver on time and on route. Even though their employers have them on strict timelines, the government has even more stringent regulations for “Hours of Service” that a truck driver can work. These regulations help keep other drivers on the road safe from exhausted, over-worked truck drivers.
Many other factors can contribute to a collision with a box truck. Examples are the driver could be drunk, the congested roads make it difficult for the truck to navigate, or the driver could be reckless to meet their deadline.
The two most common box truck accidents are blind spot accidents and rollover accidents.
A blind spot accident occurs when the box truck cannot see the vehicle that is traveling beside it. When the driver doesn’t see the vehicle in their rear quarter section or blind spot, the truck will unsafely change lanes which causes a collision.
A rollover accident is when a box truck turns over while in motion. This type of accident happens most often when taking a turn too fast and when the driver doesn’t have enough experience to be driving the truck in the first place. An example of this is when a person rents a large moving truck without having the knowledge to drive it safely.