Witness This: Some Facts about Eighteen Wheelers


“You’re sitting on 2000 horse power of nitro-boosted war machine.”

The War Rig, otherwise known as the vehicle that Imperator Furiosa driven in the 2015 blockbuster hit ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, is arguably one of the most important characters in the entire film. Though grossly exaggerated, it can be a suffice summary to say that the Rig is just another eighteen wheeler truck—and, if you’ve seen the film, you may know the potentiality it has for destruction.

While some trucks are known to carry clothes or food, some trucks are known to carry hazardous or flammable material. Were a truck to suffer an accident while carrying these elements, there is precedent for a disastrous catastrophe to occur—possibly even an explosion like that of 2000 pounds of guzzolene exploding.

Can you imagine that happening on an open highway, filled with pedestrians and civilian drivers and motorists?

The damage that an eighteen wheeler truck can do cannot be compared to one that a regular vehicle can do, due to its size and potentially hazardous cargo. According to the website of the lawyers with Williams Kherkher, it is likely that a truck accident is synonymous with a devastating one. After all, an accident can range from a simple dented bumper to a full on explosion in the middle of a populated town—and you can guess which one, more often than not, happens to a regular vehicle and which one is likely to happen to an eighteen wheeler truck. That’s a scene you never want to witness, that’s for sure.

A lot of truck accidents – and road accidents in general, actually – are often caused by negligence. Sometimes, the trucking company didn’t perform a background check that was thorough enough for them to know that their trucker wasn’t experienced with operating such a machine. Sometimes, the trucker did not practice the necessary precautions due to experience-born arrogance. There are many ways that an accident can happen but they are usually preventable—which then means there was a wrongful party.