four-wheelers

Extra amateur day on the roads for total eclipse, particularly in these areas

Will you be in the "zone of totality," as the scientist-types are saying, this coming Monday for the solar eclilpse? More than one trucking company shutting down for the day anticipating an influx of that most unpredictable of highway users: the four-wheeled one.

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The difference between passionate speech and the truth

Passion is great, but the truth is often found far from it: The sleep apnea rulemaking being shelved does not mean a truck driver is now "more likely" to be nodding off behind the wheel, as noted a former Federal Railroad Administration official on CBS news.

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Colin Young presents: Another high-speed shoulder pass

"It's absolutely amazing to me how many fourwheelers will pass a rig on the shoulder at high speed"... Another shoulder pass from the dashcam of trucker Colin Young . . . .

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Brad Kuhn presents ‘Another 4 minute ride with a truck driver’

Following his first-such compilation, reader Brad Kuhn offered this "compilation of videos from my dashcam focusing on aggressive driving by passenger vehicles around big trucks."

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Joseph Stelzer and another hauler cut off in ‘Crazy California driver’

A little white-knuckle moment caught by Stelzer's dashcam -- yet another example of reckless behavior by those with whom truckers share the road.

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Notes on self-care

Dealing with stress with some me time: “Well, I'm sitting under my desk with the cat, a bag of marshmallows and a fuzzy blanket. In my world, that's perfectly fine, but I feel like others may judge the situation harshly.” ...

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Howard Salmon presents ‘Oops, wrong way’

Trucker captures pickup driver entering an on-ramp headed, well, the wrong way.

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Lester Slow presents ‘Trucking with crazy’

This reader's son helped edit this collection of clips captured at various locations around the United States. What do they have in common? Drivers behaving badly, Slow says.

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Abracadabra autonomous!

“They’re not opponents of tech, but it might be a failure of imagination" --Venture capitalist on disconnect between truckers' expectations of self-driving tech and those of the folks in Silicon Valley. Wendy: "Let's slow the row on the imagination-bashing a little and get real."

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‘WB 70 shoulder: An expressway of one’s own’ — from the dashcam of Colin Young

Colin Young was westbound on I-70 "coming down Floyd Hill in Colorado." Traffic was creeping along, and a pickup-truck driver decided to take matters into his own hands, safety be ... well, you know.

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