The size and weight of heavy vehicles can make them a hazard on the road if not driven properly. However, there is no need for all heavy vehicles to receive bad press just because some drivers fail to follow safety procedures and regulations. Many people who drive heavy trucks have been trained appropriately and know how best to handle these big rigs, but even well-trained truckers require additional training in order to learn about safe practices that will improve overall traffic flow across our highways.
Heavy vehicles can be a strain on roads.
Heavy vehicles can be quite a strain on roads and highway surfaces due to their weight and size. When these vehicles are not driven properly, they can cause accidents or traffic jams.
Heavy vehicle tyres wear down the road surface more quickly than lighter vehicles.
The weight of a heavy vehicle also puts more pressure on the road surface. This means that the tyres wear down the surface more quickly, creating potholes and damaging roads. This can mean a lot of damage to our local roads and highways. Heavy vehicles are not always to blame for wear and tear on roads, but they are usually the biggest culprits.
Heavy trucks require extra maintenance to keep them in working order, which can lead to more traffic delays and accidents.