accidents

It finally happened

| June 11, 2014

Wendy on the recent accident in North Carolina, where she and George were rear-ended: "I keep telling him only one wreck in driving (all kinds of vehicles) for 29 years is a fine run."

CSA’s Fallout: SMS/safety rating system disconnect compounds problems

| June 04, 2014

Safestat remains the official rating element of FMCSA’s enforcement program. The CSA SMS runs alongside it, giving a more real-time window into inspections, violations and crashes. However, the difference between results produced by each is ...

Sometimes the delays are lifesavers

| April 18, 2014

Near-disaster averted by the highway in Arkansas -- and the Motel 6.5: "It's a real place, with a hand-painted sign, swear it."...

Attention seeking at its finest

| January 31, 2014

Wendy responds to an editorial in the news recently that heaped scorn on truckers and the industry.

Operator avoids accident but loses one of his doubles — Could he have prevented it?

| January 24, 2014

Truck driver John Doe successfully evaded an out of control Mercedes but lost one of his doubles. His carrier said he could have prevented it, to which he contested. Could he have prevented it?

Wonders of technology: Saving a life

| January 11, 2014

Driver Tim Rutledge owes particular features -- vibration, voice-dial -- on his cell phone for his survival after being trapped under his rig in below-zero temps this past week.

Mustang tears out of high-fenced complex, hits truck — Could trucker have prevented it?

| December 13, 2013

While truck driver John Doe was running the speed limit down a two-lane highway, a crazed Mustang driver shot out of a high-fenced apartment complex into Doe's front bumper. Could he have prevented this accident?

Slowing down for your fellow driver

| November 25, 2013

A tragic accident at a loading area ended the life of a driver opening his trailer doors last week -- yielding some seeming, but not always so, self-evident wisdom. And: More voices on over-the-road peeves...

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