There are a variety of ancillary equipment dangers associated with commercial vehicles. These include height dangers, protruding vehicle elements and altered vehicle stability. While people gravitate to training and knowledge gaps (i.e. drivers might lack adequate training or understanding of proper securement techniques for specific equipment), there are other factors that could influence the risk. These include: 

  • Time pressure: Drivers rushing to meet deadlines might skip or inadequately perform securement procedures. 
  • Fatigue: Tiredness can lead to cognitive lapses and errors in judgment, increasing the risk of forgetting to secure equipment. 
  • Lack of awareness of consequences: Some drivers might underestimate the dangers of unsecured equipment, leading to complacency.