preventable or not

Quick-footed motorist clips rig’s trailer — could the trucker have prevented it?

| June 27, 2014

John Doe could not move his tractor-trailer out of a tight squeeze in an intersection before an impatient sports car driver hit his trailer. Was this a preventable accident?

Operator hits overhead door while exiting — could trucker have prevented it?

| June 20, 2014

After truck operator John Doe pulled the loading dock at a grocery store, a staff member of the facility lowered the dock's overhead door, which Doe hit on his way out. Could he have prevented ...

Hard braking causes small load to come loose — Could trucker have prevented it?

| May 30, 2014

A trucker in front of John Doe panic-stopped to avoid a deer, so Doe also hit the brakes hard, causing a tied-down drum to break free and damage his trailer’s interior. Could he have prevented ...

9 items struggling owner-operators usually don’t have

Bruce Mallinson | May 30, 2014

After working with owner-operators for the last 37 years, I’ve concluded there are nine items that struggling owner-ops usually are missing. Here they are.

Lane-changing Buick nails trailer’s rear — Could trucker have prevented it?

| May 02, 2014

Truck operator John Doe was unable to keep his truck from being struck by a car that cut into his lane without warning. Was this a preventable accident?

Driver slams tree in the road in heavy snow — Could trucker have prevented it?

| February 14, 2014

Truck driver John Doe was caught in a bad blizzard on a dark road in the middle of South Dakota when he suddenly came up on a fallen tree in the road. He couldn't stop ...

Intermodal hauler’s rig flipped by wind — Could trucker have prevented it?

| December 26, 2013

Truck driver John Doe's intermodal container was hit by a 70 mph wind gust and knocked on its side. Could Doe have prevented the accident?

Big rig hits snow bank avoiding dump truck — Could trucker have prevented it?

| November 27, 2013

Truck driver John Doe swerved to the right and into a snow bank to avoid a dump truck who had dipped into his lane and was coming right at him. Could he have prevented the ...

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