accidents

Anybody got a copy on the dinosaurs, come on?

Before you turn the CB off, take a tip from the dinosaurs out here: "Sometimes, being the one and only person who will break with something positive can change the entire mood from grumpy bugs to brothers and sisters of the road, and I challenge each of you to be that person."

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Mailbag: ‘Common sense, you’ve got it for a reason’ — Use your CB, already, readers say

And if you don't run with a CB, get one. Too many seem to think that the CB is little more than a "movie prop from a silly movie from the 1970s," as Kenneth Williams put it, echoing the sentiment of a bevy of drivers in response to Scott LeVan's anecdote about a deadly crash whose severity have been less had CBs been used effectively.

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When enforcement is well necessary — a note from Rich Wilson

Wilson's letter follows news of a box-truck owner-operator shut down after a fatality crash. Also: Do owner-operator hotshot truckers (at 10,001-26,000 lbs.) need to join a random drug/alcohol testing consortium? Depends on the CDL status and desires ...

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Scott LeVan’s radio warning to drivers ahead of deadly EB I-80 crash went unanswered

Driver LeVan used his CB to broadcast several warnings to EB drivers to spread out, impending a traffic back-up ahead, before a later crash that killed two truckers in Pennsylvania. Yet another reason to keep the radio on.

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No, a truck did not kill a bunch of anti-Trump protestors trying to block a highway in Seattle

A dead giveaway that this little item of fake news is what it is: Though it was purported to have happened in Seattle, the location was I-15. Last time I checked ...

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Website maps 2016 ‘year in truck spills’

Think you've seen it all when it comes to highway accidents? For those among you who might answer in the affirmative, the folks behind the AtlasObscura.com argue otherwise with this map of notable spilled loads of 2016.

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‘Close call’ with Colin Young and his dashcam outside metro Denver

SB on I-25, "headed into the Denver Metro area," after another tractor-trailer passed Young, an impatient motorist "going too fast nearly wrecked while making an unsafe lane change."

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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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