It is important for truck drivers to make sure that their payloads are properly secured prior to taking them onto the public roadways. Failing to properly secure the payload can cause catastrophic accidents if the payload falls or spills onto the roadway and becomes an obstacle for other drivers. A recent accident along Interstate 80 in Nevada shows that losing a load can affect multiple vehicles.
The trucking accident happened when a 61-year-old man driving a 2003 Peterbilt truck with a set of triples lost gravel from one of the triples. He was traveling westbound along the interstate when the gravel spilled out along all the westbound lanes.