The trucking industry serves an important role in New Jersey and other states in the nation. While it helps commerce and provides a resourceful way to transport large shipments quickly across the nation, the large trucks used in the trucking industry create numerous risks and dangers on the roadways. Semi-trucks are massive vehicles that do not maneuver the same ways as other automobiles. Moreover, they have large blind spots, are used to travel long distances, require routine maintenance and have regulations regarding safety checks and hours or service for truck drivers.
Commercial truck safety checks are an important step to complete for all large trucks traveling in New Jersey. The Transportation Safety Bureau helps provide technical assistance for accident investigation of commercial vehicles. The bureau also assists police departments, prosecutor's offices, the general public and other government agencies.