Driving a truck for a living can prove lonely and, in some cases, quite boring, and in some cases, this can make those who drive semi-trucks for a living more likely to engage in certain dangerous behaviors on the job. Substance abuse, in particular, is a problem that continues to plague the trucking industry and endanger all Oregon residents, with truck drivers who use alcohol or drugs before getting behind the wheel posing a substantial threat to all motorists.
Oregon's scenic, winding roads provide a beautiful commute. However, they can also prove dangerous--especially if you are sharing them with commercial trucks. Commercial trucks, even when driven by responsible truckers, can cause catastrophic damage to other vehicles in an accident. Although fatal truck accidents are rare, a study shows that truck-related deaths have increased dramatically over the past decade.