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Many commercial trucks travel on New Jersey roadways every day in cities like Southampton, Mt. Laurel and Marlton. Commercial trucks also cause many accidents on NJ highways and roads.

A research study published last year in the International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Prevention found that commercial trucks account for 8% of the highway traffic in the United States; yet, commercial trucks are also involved in 11% of fatal motor vehicle crashes. The study further indicated that trucks are responsible for 4,500 deaths per year. *Source: International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion (Identifying the factors contributing to the severity of truck-involved crashes)

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In an effort to prevent commercial truck accidents, many commercial truck companies have installed various on-board monitoring systems which track commercial trucks. Ryder trucks, commonly seen trucks on NJ highways, have their own on-board monitoring systems which allow constant tracking of vehicles with the use of iPhones of iPads. The app on the devices can access key data such as hours of service by the driver, and it also encourages better driving by the commercial truck drivers.

Ryder is also rolling out built-in systems that automatically stop trucks when an obstacle lies ahead. This may help prevent many rear-end collisions.

NJ Rear-End Collisions With Commercial Trucks

Commercial trucks causing rear-end accidents often result in serious accidents. One of the reasons is due to the sheer size of the trucks. It is harder for a commercial truck to make a sudden stop compared to a compact sized car.   Therefore, the truck may still be traveling at a high speed when the rear-end impact occurs. The car ahead may be pushed into an intersection and get hit by other cars going through the intersection, thereby causing a serious multi-vehicle accident.

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Another situation is that the tractor-trailer may roll over in an attempt to come to a complete stop. If the trailer starts to travel to the side or jack knifes after the driver slams on the breaks, the tractor trailer is vulnerable to roll over and can hit other cars.

Liability of Commercial Truck Drivers

In most rear-end accidents, the drivers behind are generally at fault. Therefore, if a commercial truck driver driving on a New Jersey highway, such as Route 208 in Southampton, is not paying attention to the road, he may rear-end a car ahead. If the driver and/or passenger(s) in the car ahead are injured, they may be able to financially recover from the truck driver in a NJ motor vehicle lawsuit.

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