Truck rollovers occur with all types of trucks but in Australia are more common with trucks carrying timber, livestock, and bulk liquids.  

A study of 239 truck rollover crashes in the USA showed the following contributing factors:  

  • almost half resulted from inappropriate speed when changing direction, that is, on corners, curves, and, on- and off-ramps  
  • the type of load being carried  
  • the condition of the brakes  
  • driver distraction, i.e. inattention or falling asleep.  

Rollover crashes is typically multi-faceted involving many factors such as vehicle speed, load, the type of vehicle and its condition, weather, location, and the driver.