Various factors can lead to a truck colliding with another vehicle. Investigations often reveal speeding, reckless operation, and other types of negligence. The advent of smart phones has lead to tragic collisions caused by distracted driving of a tractor-trailer. Far too many crashes have resulted from drug or alcohol abuse.
Sleep deprivation from staying on the road too long or avoiding breaks is also cited as a common cause of 18-wheeler collisions. However, drivers who try to get the rest they need may suffer from a common, dangerous and often undiagnosed sleep disorder.