four-wheelers

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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Emile Ambros presents ‘Driving in Montreal (Bad drivers, etc.)’

One Montreal-based four-wheeler's "collection of short clips showing bad/aggressive/distracted/funny/etc. driving in the Montreal area and wherever else I may find myself." This video is not meant to shame anyone. I don't claim to be a better driver than average, and if you feel like the situation in some of the clips is my fault, maybe it is. It doesn't matter. This is for entertainment, so just sit back, relax and enjoy. Some of the clips contain no ...

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The whips and nae naes

A modest proposal to improve highway safety: "No one should drive more than 11 hours, no one should be allowed to go faster than 64, and anyone caught 'whipping' or 'nae nae-ing' in the lane will be shot on sight...."

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Voices on NYT’s ‘Trucks are killing us’ column: Readers respond, ATA says column riddled with ‘falsehoods’

"Why waste print to tell so many lies, when you can actually help the issues that truly affect the entire line of all phases of transportation?" --Matt Whitelaw on the "Trucks Are Killing Us" op-ed

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Navigating ‘amateur day’ with the four-wheelers

"Amateur Night," by driver Bill Patterson: "I dread Saturday nights. You never know what will happen." Profiling the texter, the brake-footer, the rubbernecker, the NASCAR wannabe and ...

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Michael Kimball presents ‘Lanes blocked? Use the shoulder.’

File under "four-wheeler impatience." Says operator Michael Kimball: "I had a bull hauler passing me in the left lane. I guess the four-wheeler couldn't wait."

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Michael Kimball presents ‘Last minute decision.’

Another accident averted by Michael Kimball: "It happens every day -- someone decides they don't want to exit so they jerk it back on the highway without looking in the mirror."

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