accidents

Preparing for the worst

| January 19, 2015

No one likes to think about it, but winter is upon us and the chance of being involved in an accident increases tenfold with bad weather and slick roads. Preparing for the worst-case scenario is ...

‘Trucking it forward’ with your fellow driver

| January 16, 2015

Driver Stephen Persilver, following an on-highway incident with a driver who'd suffered a heart attack, urges drivers to "Truck it Forward" with more motorist assistance.

UPDATE: I-75 South closed at milemarker 84 in Tenn., later reopened

| January 15, 2015

Detour routes for Southbound haulers on I-75 are in place: take I-40 West from I-75 South/I-40 West split in Knoxville to Exit 364 to U.S. 321 back to I-75 South.

Comets, celebrity butts and crashes

| November 17, 2014

Do they have anything whatsoever to do with each other? Maybe not, but Wendy weighs in with an experiment intended to get information abut trucking to the general public.

Don’t eat me, bro

| November 12, 2014

The connection between rubberneckers and those who will watch the "earth-shattering event" promised Dec. 7 by a certain cable network and a man who plans to feed himself to an anaconda.

Move Over Laws in spotlight through November

| November 08, 2014

The folks at Allstate insurance have teamed up with the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum in Chattanooga, Tenn., on a "Provider Safety Advocacy" campaign to raise awareness of Move Over laws.

Don’t mess with Texas: Focusing on the truck and not the trucker to roll back crashes

| November 06, 2014

Only two of the states with the biggest truck-involved fatality-crash problems show a percentage of maintenance violations above the 2013 national average of 72.6 percent – Virginia and Texas.

Where and when deer strikes are most likely

| October 20, 2014

If there is a season for deer strikes out on the highway, State Farm reminds us in a recent analysis of customer data, we're in it -- with the worst of it yet to come. ...

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