All truck drivers are responsible for the loads they carry. And carrying different types of cargo to restaurants, stores, and suppliers all over the country is an everyday experience. If you ever drive on the highway, you’ve seen them. However, just because truck drivers are responsible for their loads doesn’t necessarily mean they are responsible with their loads. Sometimes these loads come loose and fly off the truck. And sometimes these unsecured loads hit other cars causing horrific accidents.
An unsecured load accident is more likely to happen if the driver or their employer has not paid careful attention to how their load is stored or attached. Another concern is overloading, which may cause a load imbalance. This then can cause the entire load to come loose. Trucks carrying tires, wood, steel beams, or even other vehicles need to be aware of this. Though a demanding schedule means that they must carry a load many would consider unsafe, the driver needs to take extra care in making sure their load is secured. They must also be sure their vehicle is maintained properly so that the parts that help to secure their load do not snap off or break.