accidents

‘Restart’ hits the mainstream; rhyming couplets for the road

As with Anne Ferro's now-infamous blog post about the Congressional efforts relative to the restart, NPR's report on hours makes it sound like an attack on the entire rule is at issue.

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Driver pleads not guilty in Tracy Morgan crash charges, HOS argument brims

With several news reports suggesting its driver had been awake working for 24 hours prior to the accident, Walmart spokesperson Brooke Buchanan issued a statement early today, Monday, June 9, that the driver was operating within federal hours limitations.

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It finally happened

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."

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

While official safety rating element of FMCSA’s enforcement program remains, 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 marked.

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Sometimes the delays are lifesavers

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."...

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Attention seeking at its finest

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

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

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?

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Wonders of technology: Saving a life

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.

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Slowing down for your fellow driver

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

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?

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