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NTSB Spreads the Skagit Bridge Blame, Soft-pedals the Real Problem
NTSB Spreads the Skagit Bridge Blame, Soft-pedals the Real Problem

July 16, 2014
There is no excuse whatsoever for a driver striking a low bridge if the obstruction is accurately marked. That obviously wasn't the case with the Skagit...

Driver Tries Citizen's Arrest on a Cop with Interesting Results
Driver Tries Citizen's Arrest on a Cop with Interesting Results

July 1, 2014
This amusing video surfaced on YouTube recently. In his On the Road blog, Jim Park compares it to a parable of sorts about glass houses and throwing stones....

Skilled Driver Saves Semi from Being Blown Over
Skilled Driver Saves Semi from Being Blown Over

May 14, 2014
A driver was caught on video recently in a hair-raising battle with a prairie wind. And this time the driver won.

Are Drivers Sitting Ducks?
Are Drivers Sitting Ducks?

April 9, 2014
Excessive sitting has been implicated in increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, disability, depression, weight gain and even...

FMCSA's Ferro Ponders Distraction Potential of On-board Displays
FMCSA's Ferro Ponders Distraction Potential of On-board Displays

April 4, 2014
Ann Ferro's curiosity over in-cab distraction is well-founded, but who will decide how much is too much? Equipment Editor Jim Park muses on the topic in his...

Trusting Technology
Trusting Technology

March 18, 2014
HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park had a few breakdowns during his driving career, but never with a brand new truck. A lesson learned with a brand new computer...

Are High Fuel Prices Killing Drivers?
Are High Fuel Prices Killing Drivers?

February 26, 2014
If it's not bad enough that drivers seldom have the time to eat properly and exercise, escalating fuel costs are driving fleets to buy fuel where it's...

Death in the Tire Shop
Death in the Tire Shop

February 4, 2014
A tire service technician was killed when he was run over by the truck he was working on. Could more regulations have prevented the tragedy? Possibly, but...

Snow Happens
Snow Happens

January 30, 2014
With 55 winters under his belt, Equipment Editor, Jim Park is amused by the expectation that life should continue like normal in places where they hardly...

New HOS Rules for Pilots Humanize the Job and Make Flying Safer Too
New HOS Rules for Pilots Humanize the Job and Make Flying Safer Too

January 10, 2014
Nobody likes being told when to go to sleep and when to wake up, especially when you're not naturally inclined to do one or the other. HDT Equipment Editor...