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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.

Jackknifes Happen Often on Dry Roads, Too
Jackknifes Happen Often on Dry Roads, Too

March 13, 2017
Anti-lock braking systems are supposed to keep brakes from locking, but this time didn’t. Why might that be?

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...

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.

Thin-Walled Fuel Tanks Feed Another Fiery Truck Wreck
Thin-Walled Fuel Tanks Feed Another Fiery Truck Wreck

August 21, 2017
One news anchor thought it was a "tanker explosion." But the trailer was a lowboy, and the fire was fed only by the tractor's saddle tanks.

Stronger Impact Guards Are Already Here
Stronger Impact Guards Are Already Here

March 2, 2016
Absorbing an extra 5 mph amounts to almost double the force that slams into a trailer's rear, but isn't that expensive to produce, explains Tom Berg in his...

Out-of-Control Doubles Make Spectacular Video
Out-of-Control Doubles Make Spectacular Video

January 26, 2015
This video is so graphic that parts of it, shot by a motorist along the New Jersey Turnpike, were picked up by ABC and CBS in their evening newscasts one...

Aerodynamic Designs Help Cut Water Spray
Aerodynamic Designs Help Cut Water Spray

October 12, 2015
Good vehicle aerodynamics not only increase fuel economy, but also can reduce splash and spray, a safety bonus that also mitigates wear and tear on vehicles.

Twin 33s Would Be Safer than 28s, U of Michigan Researcher Says
Twin 33s Would Be Safer than 28s, U of Michigan Researcher Says

April 23, 2014
Double-trailer rigs with a pair of 33-foot trailers would be “inherently more stable” and therefore safer than the twin 28s now running throughout the...

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