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In L.A. Beware of Baxter Street's 32% Grade!

Senior Contributing Editor Tom Berg looks up and down what's said to be one of the steepest streets in Los Angeles and the USA.

Rental truck got over the apex. Its driver, like others new to Baxter Street, must've been surprised by the series of hills.

April 8, 2018

The grade's apex is unnerving, and can hang up long vehicles, like trucks and semis. Residents want Waze, which has directed traffic in this direction, to wave off this route.

Tags: Driver Training, Trailers, Driver Safety, Routing

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Sunday, April 8, 2018 10:44 PM | » Comments(1)

Truck Driver 'Didn't Know' He Was Dragging a Car

Blog Commentary by Tom Berg, Senior Contributing Editor

It appears the car has been pulled up under the trailer's corner by its spinning tires. Like many truck-car accidents, the car's driver seems to be at fault. But still....

April 26, 2017

Checking the mirrors should be a normal part of driving, but maybe 'Mike' had other things to look at than the car caught up in his trailer. Tom Berg has more in the Trailer Talk blog.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Behavior, Driver Training, Safety

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Wednesday, April 26, 2017 5:39 AM | » Comments(6)

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