Texas has more individuals employed in the oil and gas industry than many other states in the country. As of 2020, an estimated 400,000 workers were supported by the oil and natural gas industry across Texas. Large portions of these employees are classified as oilfield truck drivers with responsibilities related to transporting crude oil or moving oil rigs.
Jobs working with oilfield trucks can be especially dangerous for drivers and their health due to the materials they are working around and the machinery they operate, but the size of these trucks can also pose serious risks to other drivers on the road in Texas. The rise of fracking and drilling across the state has intensified the frequency of Texas commercial truck accidents.