accidents

When airline pilots sound like, well, highway pilots

With French media reporting apparent location of the second "black box" from the GermanWings flight, a note about some reporting that rung some familiar bells on the line between profit, safety.

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Crash that shut down I-95 charged to four-wheeler; more vids from Chris Fiffie

"Every once in a while they get it right in the end," says a reader. Also: new Rolling CB Interviews from Chris Fiffie in our updated playlist.

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New rules for those making new rules

"If the word “data” is used once, it's used 77,000 times and I vote that, hereafter, the gubmint is not allowed to use the word more than once in a report, unless of course, they're referring to the Star Trek character..."

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Preparing for the worst

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 not only smart, it could save your life.

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‘Trucking it forward’ with your fellow driver

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.

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

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.

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Comets, celebrity butts and crashes

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.

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Don’t eat me, bro

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.

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Move Over Laws in spotlight through November

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.

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

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.

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