With a busy interstate highway, a large military base, and a growing community, Clarksville and Montgomery County have a high traffic volume of buses, large trucks, and 18-wheelers that often carry loads from 10,000 to 80,000 pounds. When a truck crashes into an automobile, the impact is enormous, generally demolishing the car and resulting in serious injury. One statistic has shown that 10% of people injured in large truck collisions die.
While many truck drivers abide by the law and operate their vehicles safely, too many violate rules of the road and other safety regulations. Some over-the-road truck drivers have been known to speed to meet deadlines, drive long hours, and often rely on stimulants to fight fatigue.