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An Overloaded Truck Can Cause a Severe Accident

Garcia & Artigliere

Something for all commercial truck drivers to remember – A commercial truck carrying a heavy load can be dangerous on the road. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, along with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, did a study on overloaded vehicles. They concluded that heavy trucks could pose a danger to other drivers – not to mention the driver of the truck.

An overloaded truck can overturn or jackknife on the road. They take more time to stop or make turns. Depending on the cargo it is carrying, an overloaded truck can drop debris on the road, causing accidents behind it – cargo hitting other vehicles.

I urge truck drivers to load their trucks properly – balance your load so it does not fall from the truck. Remember, an overloaded truck is usually a dangerous truck.


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