I think we have established this fact on this blog. What we have not talked about specifically is the risk to truck drivers. Driving a truck was the single most hazardous occupation in the United States last year, taking 852 lives. Logging that many hours on the road with vehicles that are tough to control… I’m surprised the number is not higher.
Large Truck Does Not Equal Large Uninsured Motorist Policy
Compounding this tragedy is the lack of uninsured motorist benefits for truck drivers. Commercial trucks have liability insurance requirements. Most trucks must be insured at a minimum of $750,000. (It is a crime that this cap has not be raised in the last zillion years but that is a whole different issue.)