Reader Comments

Anthony Johnson presents ‘The cutoff’

"This could have turned out bad," noted Anthony Johnson with this addition to the Dashcam Central repository for reader-submitted videos.

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Voices on the issues in post-crash litigation following June cover story

Readers respond to the issues around post-crash litigation, including strategies for prevention in the event that the worst happens.

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Mike Boggs presents ‘Car loses it, driving too fast on black ice’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atBgAolr5r8 Running across central Illinois early one morning, Mike Boggs took note of "black ice in the road," he says, well invisible in the video above. "I was just moving into the left lane to pass some slower vehicles," he goes on, when a young woman who'd just come "around me driving too fast for the conditions" lost control of the car as she came upon "the slower vehicles ahead." Fortunately Boggs' situational awareness was on high alert ...

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Downtown Chicago on the Dan Ryan: Bad place for a motorbike breakdown

Enter self-described "Johnny Be Good," or the Youtube nom de plume of a fashion behind the JBG Travels channel. Mr. Be Good captured this recent moment on his dashcam, giving new meaning to the "good samaritan" term.

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POLL: Ever leased a truck?

Though the routes to equipment procurement for most readers has traditionally been cash, financing or lease-purchase, the rising cost of new equipment and questions about reliability lead many to believe more interest in full-service leasing could emerge. What's been your experience with leasing?

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Better rates: Employee drivers need fair-labor protection, reader argues

A prescription for improved rates long-term -- a reader argues for federal wage protection for company drivers.

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Dave, Amanda present ‘Runaway train’

Caught on dashcam: Boxcars on a slow downhill run, engine in pursuit: "They tell drivers to expect the unexpected... Even off the road, it seems ..."

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Mailbag: ELD choice — ‘wait and see’ mode a hope for common sense?

Among other voices responding to recent ELD market, privacy reports: "Most experienced, knowledgeable professionals still hold out hope that some common sense will prevail in the government to recognize any positive impact on safety will not be due to the implementation of ELDs."...

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POLL: Have hours of service violations been an issue for your business?

With more states showing evidence of ramping up hours of service enforcement in recent years, have violations been an issue for your business?

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How ELDs could be the new radar guns

If the SFD process as proposed becomes regulation, and the ELD mandate isn't struck down by the federal courts or otherwise derailed, on-site auditors may garner an extra-effective tool in their arsenal for declaring a carrier Unfit on the basis of hours, moving violations.

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