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.