Eighteen wheeler accidents are not the same as a “normal” car accident. A truck has a massive amount of force behind it making the injuries much worse. Trucks must also follow the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations which place higher duties on trucking companies and drivers, e.g., driving time in one day, log requirements, etc. There are sources describing a company’s safety rating and industry publications which address the latest safety issues. If you have been injured in a trucking accident, call a lawyer immediately because these big companies have their investigators on the scene helping the company – not you or your family.