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Risky Maneuver Breaks a Two-Rig Blockade
Risky Maneuver Breaks a Two-Rig Blockade

April 16, 2018
There is little more annoying than two big rigs driving side by side for miles on a freeway or Interstate road, keeping faster-moving cars from passing and...

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

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...

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

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...

On Slick Pavement, ‘The Sliding Wheel Wants to Lead’
On Slick Pavement, ‘The Sliding Wheel Wants to Lead’

February 24, 2017
When encountering a slick road, it’s a real good idea to test the brakes to see how the rig behaves. Then you'll know what to expect in a real application.

Old Sayings Apply While Driving Through Bad Weather
Old Sayings Apply While Driving Through Bad Weather

February 16, 2017
Fog and whiteouts caused by blowing snow can often be anticipated by considering the time of the year and what regularly happens along certain stretches of...

Who's to Blame in This RR Crossing Wreck?
Who's to Blame in This RR Crossing Wreck?

January 26, 2017
Newscasters focused on the non-working crossing lights and gates. But shouldn't the truck driver have looked for a train? Tom Berg has more in Trailer Talk.

Can You Remember Every Pre-Trip Item?
Can You Remember Every Pre-Trip Item?

October 26, 2016
Pre-trips are supposed to be done before the vehicle is pulled away from a parking place and heads for the highway. In this blog from Senior Editor Tom...

Tailgating Driver Not a Complete Idiot
Tailgating Driver Not a Complete Idiot

August 8, 2016
A motorist doing some high-speed tailgating on an Interstate highway in Arizona loses control, bumps a semi and crashes big time.

NTSB Confirms Tesla Was Speeding When It Hit That Trailer
NTSB Confirms Tesla Was Speeding When It Hit That Trailer

July 29, 2016
If Joshua Brown had been watching where his car was going, he’d have simply stepped on the brake pedal and probably avoided the crash.

Driverless Tesla vs. Parked Trailer: Owner's Fault?
Driverless Tesla vs. Parked Trailer: Owner's Fault?

May 12, 2016
Rear-underride collisions upset safety advocates because they badly hurt auto drivers and passengers. What about a front-underride incident with no driver...

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