Anyone who has ever driven on a highway has shared the road at times with heavy trucks such as eighteen-wheelers. Even though passenger cars and trucks share the same roads, heavy trucks are virtually unregulated in the USA other than sporadic roadside checks. Most of the safety guidelines put forth by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) for passenger cars do not apply to commercial trucks. Truck manufacturers have been slow to adopt prudent safety measures and every year hundreds of people are needlessly killed in major accidents that could have been stopped with proper design changes and/or safety checks.
Because of the lack of FMVSS requirements coupled with manufacturers who refuse to update their designs based on safety studies, heavy trucks often have defects that could have been easily avoided.
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