The Dangers of Improperly Loaded Trucks

The primary goal of trucking companies is to transport the greatest amount of cargo in the shortest amount of time possible. As a result, truck drivers will sometimes overload or improperly secure their cargo, making them unsafe when travelling at typical highway speeds.

Oversized and overloaded trucks pose a danger to not only other drivers, but the truck driver as well. Large trucks with oversized loads must obtain a special permit and sometimes require additional caution warnings, like an accompanying pilot vehicle. Below, we explain the dangers of oversized and/or improperly loaded trucks.

Partially Loaded Cargo

A partially loaded truck can be just as dangerous as an overloaded truck. Trucks partially loaded with liquids can slosh back and forth, upsetting the vehicle’s normal center of gravity. This can make the truck unbalanced and more susceptible to rollover accidents.

Unsecured Cargo

Unsecured loads are often the cause of serious trucking accidents. When cargo is not properly secured, it can fly into oncoming traffic. Unsecured cargo can also shift dangerously, sometimes resulting in the vehicle overturning.

Oversized or Overloaded Cargo

Truck companies have a high turnover rate, meaning there are a lot of new, inexperienced drivers on the road. This inexperience can sometimes lead to a driver dangerously overloading their vehicle. Determining the negligent party can be a complicated matter, however an experienced lawyer can help you with this process.

Get Legal Assistance Today

If you have been involved in a trucking accident, you should immediately seek an experienced attorney who is familiar with these types of cases. At Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP, we are here to help with your legal needs and can get you started on your accident claim. Our commercial truck accident lawyers understand the challenges you face after a serious accident and want to put their skills to work for you.

Call (214) 301-5007, or contact our Dallas team of commercial truck accident attorneysto learn how we can assist you.


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