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 truck companies want their trucks to keep moving and earning money for the company owners, tired or fatigued drivers put other people at risk. For that reason, there are “Hours of Service” rules that limit how long a truck driver can work without taking a break. These rules 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. The driver could be drunk or impaired, the driver could be distracted by a navigation device or a CB radio, or the truck company could be pressing the driver too hard to make too many deliveries in too little time.
Two 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 may change lanes improperly, causing a collision.
A rollover accident occurs when a box truck turns over. This type of accident happens most often when taking a turn too fast or when the driver doesn’t have enough experience to be driving the truck in the first place.