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Snow Will Again Blow Off Trailer Roofs, But Henry Thissen’s Ready

A retired driver believes rain-water runoff laws could require snow-removal machines. Senior Contributing Editor Tom Berg revisits a safety problem that will return come winter.

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Minnesota Lays Groundwork for Autonomous Vehicles

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has formed a 15-member advisory council to make policy recommendations regarding traffic regulations, safety issues, and privacy concerns as they relate to rolling out self-driving vehicles in the state.

Preparation the Key to Handling Winter Weather

While most of the impact of a winter storm will directly affect drivers, many of the disruptions can be prevented by a well-maintained and prepared fleet.

Storm Blasts East Coast with Blizzard Conditions

A massive winter storm known as a Bomb Cyclone has slammed the East Coast from Florida to Maine, bringing with it snow, high winds, and frigid temperatures that are creating difficult traveling conditions across a wide swath of the Northeast.

AutoSock Fits Wide Base Single Tires

AutoSock AS, the provider of an alternative traction device for commercial vehicles, has expanded its AutoSock product line to include several wide base single tires.

Blinding Snow Turns a Trailer into a Tow Truck

A minivan plowed into the rear of a semi on I-75 in northern Michigan, and got dragged along for miles by the rig because its driver was totally unaware that he had something hanging on.

Safe Winter Driving Tips

General preventive driving habits can make a big difference in winter driving safety. Here are some tips to make driving in hazardous conditions safer.

Video: Winter Driving Tips for Medium-Duty Trucks

Tips from Pro-Tread on driving in slick winter conditions and doing a pre-trip exhaust check for drivers of medium-duty trucks.

Nothing Blocks a Highway Like a Semi Whose Skidding Wheels Led It Astray

Recent news photos remind senior editor Tom Berg of some anti-jackknifing training he had a while ago.

The perils of winter driving, or, self-inflicted wounds

Equipment Editor Jim Park, has seen his share of calamity on snow-covered highways. He got through his 20 years of driving unscathed, but the point of view from the driver's seat is a little different that that of a traffic camera mounted dozens of feet in the air. Park says this ringside-seat video provides a new perspective on winter driving.