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Dangers of
Unfamiliar Roads
For Truckers

How Unfamiliar Conditions Lead to
Truck Accidents

According to data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 22 percent of large truck accidents took place because the driver was unfamiliar with the roadway — that’s over 31 thousand truck accidents.

A driver’s unfamiliarity with the roadway is the third leading risk-factor when it comes to why large trucks crash.

The phrase “unfamiliar” can mean several things, including being unaccustomed to new roads and routes, to roadways undergoing construction.

Drivers can become distracted while trying to navigate an unfamiliar route.

These factors significantly increase the risk for fatal truck accidents.

Drivers can also become lost, meaning that every obstacle they encounter on the road is a new, unfamiliar experience.

Tips for Truckers Planning
Ahead of an Unfamiliar Trip

Tips for Truckers During the Trip
Along Unfamiliar Roadways