What are some of the particular aspects of trucks that contribute to the severity of truck wrecks?
Trucks frequently have massive tank bodies that have an effect on maneuverability and halting. In addition, if a tanker truck is transporting chemicals, the liquid might move back and forth, and create an imbalance in steering. Moreover, the majority of tractor-trailers apply an air brake system whereby pressure is used to add braking force.
Correct usage of air brakes can aid in preventing a truck from sliding and jackknifing, which occurs when a tractor starts to skid, and if the skid is not corrected in a timely fashion, the trailer pushes the tractor around until the cab strikes the trailer. If a brake system is not balanced, it can adversely affect the steering, control and stopping distance.
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