Semi-Trucks: Why Are They So Dangerous?
The trucking industry is an essential part of the American economy. According to the American Trucking Association, 70 percent of all freight moved in the United States is by trucks. An average semi-truck can weigh up to 80, 000 pounds and can be 52 feet long. An average vehicle in the United States can weigh between 3, 000 and 5, 000 pounds. Just from the sheer disparity in size, when [...]