In 2017, the Forest Resources Association (FRA) met to discuss log truck safety. At the time, only five companies were underwriting insurance policies for these types of vehicles. Many who attended this meeting left with a renewed interest in what industry leaders are doing to make these truck operators safer.
Truck logging can be a particularly hazardous way of transporting loads because it requires that the load is balanced and secured safely. Even the slightest imbalance or shift during transportation can have disastrous consequences, causing logs to fall off the truck and to collide with oncoming drivers.
Trucks that carry heavy loads provide significant hazards on the road in the state of Georgia. If a load is too heavy or unbalanced, this can lead to the truck losing control on the road. This, in turn, can lead to direct collisions between other cars on the road and the truck, causing serious injuries and tragically, death. There are many reasons why trucks are particularly hazardous, but many of these factors are completely preventable.
Truck accidents are among the most catastrophic types of crashes on the road. The massive size and weight of semi-trucks make them quite likely to cause severe damage when they strike people or property.