accidents

Dashcam to the rescue: Trucker assists law enforcement twice — in two days — with video evidence

Two days, two near-fatalities with plenty of motorist impatience at fault caught on the dashcam of independent owner-operator Howard Salmon. In both incidents, Salmon provided a principle piece of evidence to local law enforcement in Sarasota and Palmetto, Fla.

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Thomas Ivie presents ‘Flying Tire Incident’

"I was driving in Kansas City, Mo., when the wheel and tire of a car ahead of me came off. It rolled into the left lanes and out of my sight. ... All of a sudden, the tire was in the air, heading straight for me. ..."

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Mere inches of a near miss: Quick evasive action saves truck from sure disaster

This dashcam vid comes from the Connecticut-based 250-truck Bozzuto's fleet. Says Tom Halpin, transportation safety manager at Bozzuto’s: "In the words of the driver," one of Bozzuto's most senior, "'I don't know if fell asleep or was distracted.' It was mere inches in a near miss."

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‘Slow Down’: More near misses caught on dashcam

A video compilation of near misses from the truck drivers field of view, from the folks at the 'Real American Trucker' Facebook page.

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POLL: Is there a video camera in or on your truck?

Do you or your fleet utilize any single camera or a combination of cameras for event-capture or driver-monitoring purposes? Weigh in here.

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More on the Kelty Farms 1976 International TranStar COE

Current owner Kyle Kelty tells the rest of the story around his restoration of his grandfather Jack Kelty's 1976 International TranStar cabover, a big part of the Kelty family for decades now.

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Howard Salmon presents ‘The Prius won,’ or ‘Cut off, ticketed, stuck on I-24 near Chattanooga’

Sadly, this video view from the dashcam of owner-operator Howard Salmon puts to bed an accident-free period for the longtime independent spanning Salmon's 30-plus years -- and more than 4 million miles. It also mighth exonerate him from a ticket for following too close issued at the scene.

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How to ‘pay for your dashcam several times over’ …

Without video of a rig rolling back into him in traffic on I-65, it would have been Boggs’ word against that of the other driver, “and the insurance would not pay anything,” he says. “This minor incident paid for my camera several times over."

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Truckers: No to ‘beta’ testing when lives at stake

Truckers polled this month agreed by and large with much of Consumer Reports’ "Too much autonomy too soon" verdict about the 'Autopilot' technology deployed in the Tesla Model S in 'beta' form, recently in use during a fatal crash in Florida.

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Podcast: One driver’s bounce-back after two years lost to ‘suicide by truck’

After the head-on collision, Brian Rudisell needed reconstructive ankle surgery, but the physical rehabilitation wasn't the toughest thing: "The more you talk about the problem, the faster you heal," he says.

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