It is the responsibility of the owner make sure that the truck does not endanger its driver and other motorists on the road. The owner must always try to find ways of improving the safety of trucks. It all starts with maintenance.
Trucks are under extreme loads most of the time which exposes certain components to tremendous amount of stress. They will need frequent inspections and replacements so ensure that they won't cause any problem on the road. Aside from the best maintenance practices, there are upgrades that can greatly boost the safety of trucks.
Awareness is a common problem with trucks and other large vehicles. In the case of semi-trailer trucks, the rearview mirror of the truck is blocked by the trailer. The driver will not be able to see smaller vehicles that are directly behind. A sensor and camera system can solve the problem by providing the driver with complete view around the truck and also sending him a warning if there are objects that are dangerously close.
Improving the comfort of the truck also enhances its safety by reducing driver fatigue. A driver can lose focus and become more prone to making mistakes that can lead to accidents. Improving comfort and reducing fatigue helps minimize driver mistakes. The advent of the air suspension truck has helped with the issue of driver fatigue.