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The Trucking Industry Lets Down Driver in Humboldt Crash

A tragic collision involving a bus with a junior hockey team and a tractor trailer took 16 lives. The contrite driver pleaded guilty and awaits sentencing – but should he shoulder all of the blame? Blog commentary by Equipment Editor Jim Park.

Tire Blowouts Don't Have to Be Deadly

A fatal accident in New Mexico is a sobering reminder that proper reaction and proven driving techniques are key to ensuring that a truck remains under the driver's control in the event of a tire blowout — even a steer tire failure.

Commentary: The Fatal Uber Crash Revisited

Armed with more information, executive contributing editor Rolf Lockwood revisits the fatal crash of an autonomous Uber vehicle in Arizona to determine who or what was really at fault.