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Skilled Driver Saves Semi from Being Blown Over

May 14, 2014

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A driver was caught on video recently in a hair-raising battle with a prairie wind. And this time the driver won.

KWCH Television in Kansas City has a video clip on its website of the of the truclk just as it was caught in the wind. If anything had been different, and the driver, Guy Tapscott of Alabama, a little less than expert, the load would have wound up scattered all over the field.

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"In my opinion that was 70 percent divine intervention and 30 percent skill," said Richard Noeller who runs and teaches at the Kansas Truck Driving School.

KWCH TV had Noeller, a former driver with roll-over experience, critique Tapscott's actions and said it was an amazing bit of driving.

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Jim Park

Equipment Editor

Truck journalist 13 years, commercial driver 20 years. Joined us in 2007. Specializes in technical/equipment material (including Tire Report), brings real-world perspective to test drives.

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