Ore haulers accidents cause significant complications when they are hauling the ore at the time of the collision. Ore haulers can be single rigs, or double rigs, or the construction type of ore hauler. These ore haulers often are transporting the material from a mine or location of the raw minerals, and a job-site. Both the mine site and the job-site have workers and heavy machinery, as well as unmarked and marked roads that are different from the usual pavement. These increase the likelihood of an accident.
One other concern is because the ore hauler is hauling loose rocks and minerals, the material can shift in the haulers if the ore hauler changes directions quickly. This can make normal maneuvers unsafe. The ore hauler driver has to think further ahead, and make moves more slowly.
Just like other types of semi-trucks, most ore haulers must comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. These regulations apply to every state, in addition to the specific state and local rules. While many construction companies gloss over these rules, more and more states are requiring that all commercial vehicles must comply with the FMCSR and rules.
In addition to traffic accidents, ore haulers can also have accidents with the loading and unloading of material. Materials are often loose, and hundreds of loading and unloading events occur every day.
Each and every single one of these loading incidents includes a possibility to have an incident.
Job-sites are often much more dangerous than the freeway or clearly marked roads. There are safety meetings, and discussions about how the heavy vehicles will drive around the site, but there are cones instead of lines, and it sometimes is much more unclear about where the ore haulers are allowed to drive.