accidents

Sharing the road: Some common sense on regulations to reduce crashes

Pete Zimmer | July 30, 2014

From owner-operator Pete Zimmer: "Put the safety where needed. Educate auto drivers. Increase fines to make an impact. Put regulations where the biggest problems lie. Make fines equal for all. We are all on the ...

CNBC series probes truck crashes

| July 30, 2014

A new "Collision course" mainstream investigative series on truck crashes debuts. Links to where to watch and comment here.

Power of video: Driver exoneration the key attraction for many

| July 22, 2014

From the SmartDrive company's "Great Driving Insights" series, these videos detail cases in which captured vid worked to the benefit of the driver after an accident.

Four-wheelers, too: Highway safety should be a widely shared aim

Rick Blatter | July 09, 2014

"Why would lawmakers discourage (for all intents and purposes) tired drivers from taking a nap/ safety break?" reader Rick Blatter asks in this opinion in response to an opinion piece in a New Jersey newspaper.

Highway rescue: Scott Durant on the road in Ohio

| July 05, 2014

Recognizing the quick thinking of the North Carolina-based hauler following an accident that saw two cars flip over onto their roofs.

Carriers’ crystal ball: Averitt Express boosts safety with FleetRisk Advisors

| June 30, 2014

FleetRisk uses extensive trucking data, such as drivers’ starting times or change in empty miles relative to fleet average, to help fleets with safety, retention and workers comp.

Mike Ryan uninjured after dramatic crash at Pike’s Peak

| June 30, 2014

Class 8 stunt man and racer Mike Ryan narrates his June 26 crash at Pike's Peak: "I left the edge of the road running close to 60 mph and flew about 50 feet into the ...

Quick-footed motorist clips rig’s trailer — could the trucker have prevented it?

| June 27, 2014

John Doe could not move his tractor-trailer out of a tight squeeze in an intersection before an impatient sports car driver hit his trailer. Was this a preventable accident?

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