Driving next to a big truck can be scary and more dangerous than driving next to a regular vehicle. If you ever find yourself driving next to any sort of commercial truck, keep in mind that accidents may be more common than you may think.
Here are some statistics comparing UPS and FexEx accidents:
These numbers show a few things: while there are still more UPS accidents than FedEx accidents, the number of FedEx accidents has skyrocketed over the past few years.
While you can’t always prevent accidents due to the negligence of truck drivers or their employers, you can drive defensively to avoid collisions by following a few key steps:
Stay focused and alert
Do not depend on other drivers
Keep your speed down
Have an escape route