Commercial vehicle accidents are on the rise. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA), there was a 2 percent increase from 2015 to 2016 in the number of fatal crashes involving large trucks and buses. Approximately 4,440 large vehicles used to transport goods, services, or people were in accidents in 2016. The results are often devastating. Physical injuries, financial burdens, and fatalities affect thousands of families.
It’s important to be aware of how often commercial drivers cause accidents. This awareness can encourage the further pursuit of knowledge as to why these collisions happen and what can be done about stopping them. Let’s take a look at the number of annual tractor-trailer accidents in Arkansas.