four-wheelers

Things four-wheelers believe

"I've written several articles about things four-wheelers don't know about trucking and truckers, but there are some things I think they don't know about themselves that bear to be mentioned." ...

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‘How’s my driving’? Call-in complaints, scams and another argument for dashcams

When a motorist's call-in complaint rises to another level entirely -- to an extortion scam: "This is why I strongly believe in cameras on your tractor and trailer to prevent fake lawsuits!" says a reader.

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POLL: How often do motorists call in to complain about truckers’ driving?

"How's my driving?" Whether solicited on the truck or not, have you ever been the subject of a call-in complaint from a motorist or other trucker relative to your on-highway performance?

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David Stout presents ‘Car loses control in front of my 18-wheeler in Ky.’

Looks like safe speeds in wet conditions saved operator Stout from a potential collision as a four-wheeler lost traction and ended up with its headlights pointed in Stout's direction in the lane ahead.

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Michael Kimball presents ‘Another impatient four-wheeler.’

A view from Kimball's dashcam of yet another "impatient four-wheeler passing me on the shoulder in Columbia, Mo."

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Anthony Johnson presents ‘Crazy four wheeler’

Trucker Anthony Johnson notes he was running southbound in New Jersey on route 55 when the "crazy four wheeler tried to get me to run into the back of them" after passing on the right.

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Trucking contributions to the English language

Of "bumblebunnies" and "jerkoids" and other creative four-wheeler classifications -- "Screaming expletives all day gets old, even for me. There's only so many times you can yell the word before it loses effectiveness."

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Surly Long-Haul Trucker spotted, and: How many ‘professional’ scare quotes can you get in a letter?

The magic number is four, if a letter to a Wyoming paper about supposed dangerous drivers around the TA in Cheyenne is any indication. And: more two-wheeled transport on the long road.

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‘Trucker lives matter’: Voices following tanker driver’s death in New Jersey last week

"Thank God for truck drivers," says JoAnn Jehoich in response to news of trucker Dalip Kumar's evasive action to avoid a direct hit into a quickly slowing four-wheeler during last week's tanker disaster in Jersey. Kumar's life was lost.

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Pat Finley on catastrophic California accident: ‘A Monday I should have stayed in bed’

Trucker Pat Finley tells the story of an accident in California whose aftermath was video'd by a reporter: "I didn't have a dashcam, but if I did it would have been destroyed with the brand-new 2015 Peterbilt."...

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