March 7, 2017 @ 5:52 pm | Category:Accident, News, Trucks | Tags: ,

The person who posted this dash cam video to YouTube said this unbelievable maneuver took place Saturday, March 4 in Virginia. It takes a bit of time to unfold, but as it does you’ll find yourself wondering what kind of hurry the truck driver making the pass must have been in to take such a […]

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January 17, 2017 @ 3:35 pm | Category:Accident, Drivers, News, Trucks | Tags:

A trucker lost his life early yesterday morning in South Dakota when his rig crashed off of an overpass and landed on a car below.

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November 3, 2016 @ 4:25 pm | Category:Accident, Drivers, News, Tips, Trucks | Tags: , ,

Law enforcement officials say the driver of a tractor-trailer that rolled over on I-89 in Vermont Wednesday (Nov. 2) morning was not only under the influence of alcohol but was also changing his pants at the time of the crash.

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September 12, 2016 @ 1:38 pm | Category:Accident, Drivers, News, Tips, Trucks | Tags: ,

Did you know that one of the top reasons for trucking accidents in Florida is due to driver error? Long-distance trucking in the United States is a huge industry, which means the accidents and safety concerns surrounding these accidents are also huge…

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August 30, 2016 @ 1:51 pm | Category:Accident, News, Trucks | Tags: , , ,

Five people were left injured after a dump truck caused a series of crashes in San Gabriel, California on Wednesday.

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July 27, 2016 @ 10:21 am | Category:Accident, Drivers, News, Tips, Trucks | Tags: ,
pokemon go crashes

If you’re a trucker with a Facebook account, chances are you’ve seen or at least heard about a post last week about a wrong-way driver who struck and killed a tanker hauler on Interstate 40 near Knoxville on July 20. The post, purportedly from the driver’s grieving daughter, claims the errant four-wheeler was distracted by […]

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July 19, 2016 @ 9:46 am | Category:Accident, Drivers, News, Tips, Trucks | Tags: , ,
brake safe testing

You have about two months to get ready for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week. From Sept. 11 to 17 law enforcement agencies across North America will inspect commercial vehicles for out-of-adjustment brakes, and brake system and anti-lock braking system violations. The CVSA says inspectors will look for:

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July 19, 2016 @ 9:30 am | Category:Accident, Drivers, News, Trucks | Tags: , , ,
colorful trucks

Way back in 1909, Henry Ford said about his Model T: “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.” Some of the folks showing trucks at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree at the Iowa 80 Truck Stop obviously didn’t agree with old Henry’s outlook about his […]

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July 8, 2016 @ 1:35 pm | Category:Accident, Drivers, News, Tips, Trucks | Tags: , , ,
Trucking lika a boss

In the United States, there are extremely strict rules for the loading and offloading of trucks. Each vehicle has a Gross Vehicle Weight which it cannot – by law – exceed. A lot of manufacturers and distributors overseas, though, don’t have those stipulations (or they’re not enforced rigorously). There’s a simple reason why the US […]

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July 8, 2016 @ 1:06 pm | Category:Accident, Drivers, News, Trucks | Tags: , ,
non preventable crashes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to pilot-test a program to determine the preventability of certain types of “less complex” truck crashes. Findings from the demo program could lead to FMCSA allowing the removal of certain non-preventable crashes so they do not count against a carrier’s crash-indicator score. During the project, the agency […]

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