Those with Commercial Driver's Licenses (CDL) have many additional safety responsibilities, as drivers of large, heavy trucks on Arizona Interstates and roads.
A recent New York Times article written by a former executive of the American Trucking Association, the trucking industry's trade group, highlights continuing safety concerns regarding accidents involving large trucks.
There are numerous garbage and recycling truck and waste disposal companies in the Valley, including trucks owned by governmental entities, Waste Management, Republic Services Inc, and many more businesses.
There's an ongoing stream of trucking company vehicles crossing Arizona Interstates, on I-17, I-40, I-10, and I-8, on a daily basis.
UPS and FedEx vehicles and trucks are regularly present on Phoenix and Arizona roads and highways.
In the morning of August 11, 2015 an Arizona prison bus carrying 50 prison work crew inmates crashed into a semi-truck that had rolled over on Interstate 8, between Gila Bend and Casa Grande.
When one thinks of truck collisions with cars on the highway a common occurrence is a truck tailgating, or following too closely, and rear ending a car.
When you drive on I-10, I-17, I-40 in Arizona, there is constant stream and volume of big trucks and tractor trailers. Given the size and weight of trucks, collisions often result in serious injuries and fatalities.
In June 2014, actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was severely injured in a New Jersey Turnpike crash involving a Walmart truck, which caused a chain reaction collision.
Truck accidents and collisions resulting in serious injuries may be caused by: