April 10 2013 by Chris McGinnis
Despite all the attention paid to air travel, most business travelers hit the highways much more often than the skyways. As summer vacation season approaches, more families will be hitting the highways, too.
At the same tine, the economy is sputtering back to life, and more large trucks are hitting the highways, too, making sharing roads with the big rigs increasingly common--and crowded.
In the US, there are about 400,000 large truck accidents a year, 80% of which are caused by passenger vehicles--not the trucks. In 2010, 3,675 people died in truck-related crashes, and most of them were in cars, light trucks, on motorcycles or on foot.
All this means that drivers need more advice on sharing the road with trucks, so I've inserted this helpful infographic below.
Chris McGinnis is Best Western's travel trends expert and business travel blogger on youmustbetrippin.com