Do 18 Wheelers Have Black Boxes? Learn What Information is Stored in a Big Rig from Our Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer
Yes, 18 wheelers have black boxes. But not necessarily in the sense that you may be thinking like an airplane. Large commercial vehicles like semi tractor trailers, tankers, double trailers, 18 wheelers, big rigs, and other large box trucks have data recorders which check for certain information about the vehicle. The most common item is known as an electronic control module, or ECM. Some box trucks also have event data recorders or other more black box-like devices. It is important for everyone to know about a tractor trailer's ECM because information on that device may help prove a New Mexico trucking accident case if a person is ever involved in one. While this seems unlikely to happen to you, unfortunately according to NHTSA information, approximately 4,000 people will be killed and 111,000 people injured in semi tractor trailer crashes.