In 2015 alone, there were roughly 415,000 police-reported truck accidents in the United States. Of these crashes, explains the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, more than 3,500 were fatal while a staggering 83,000 resulted in injury.
Statistics like this are sobering reminders of how dangerous it is to drive around semi trucks. Because of their size and weight, collisions are oftentimes incredibly violent, causing considerable damage to both vehicles and to occupants in the smaller vehicle. It's due to this fact that we wanted to highlight five important driving tips when operating around semi trucks.