four-wheelers

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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‘A Trucker’s Tale,’ part 1: Excerpting a memoir-in-progress from Ed Miller

I'm out of office taking a little R&R this week in my onetime hometown of Chicago with some old friends and family. Good news is former trucker Ed Miller of Baltimore, Md., has written a memoir of his trucking days that he's been kind enough to allow us to excerpt here. Miller will be taking over this space today, Thursday and Saturday, so tune back in for further installments in the coming days. Miller's also been ...

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

"How about a little credit for the accidents that we avoid?" asks Brad Kuhn with this collection of near misses. "I think law enforcement needs to crack down on aggressive driving around trucks."

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‘High-speed trucking: Chicago rush hour’ from BigRigTravels’ Stephen Michaels

This video by BigRigTravels.com driver Stephen Michaels captures a run through Chicago at rush hour, at high speed (the video, not the truck).

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Are driving skills about to be devalued?

Our industry has spent years on the hard sell that safe driving is truly a skilled profession. It’s sad to imagine the long-haul more akin to Homer Simpson, watching gauges at the power plant.

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