The federal government has listed the reasons that truck drivers are involved in collisions. According to the FMCSA 2007 report on the 2005 crash results, the top 10 causes of truck accidents, where the truck driver is a fault, are:

  1. Failure to keep in proper lane
  2. Driving too fast for Conditions
  3. Fatigue
  4. Failure to yield right of way
  5. Overcorrecting
  6. Erratic or reckless driving
  7. Illegal Drug use (By experience this would also include prescription and over the counter drug use)
  8. Illegal maneuver, improper turn
  9. Failure to obey Traffic signs
  10. Cell phones