accidents

‘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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Mailbag: A primary tool in warding off post-crash litigation threats

"You’ve got to keep an eye out for every little detail and pass it on. If you’ve got a good insurance company, they’ll fight it for you.” As in crashes, as in other cases, says owner-operator Wayne VanHooser. “You’d be surprised how many times you can win when you do that.”

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FMCSA announces plan to allow owner-operators to contest non-preventable crashes used against them in CSA scores

The plan floated by FMCSA on July 7 will allow carriers to contest crashes counted against them in CSA and potentially remove those deemed non-preventable by the driver and carrier. The industry has long called for some form of "crash accountability" in CSA.

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Voices on the issues in post-crash litigation following June cover story

Readers respond to the issues around post-crash litigation, including strategies for prevention in the event that the worst happens.

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