Tag Archives: trucking

Living with driving related PTSD

“Americans take an average of four car trips every day—that’s more than 1,400 per year. It’s no wonder that the chance of dying while inside a moving vehicle is about 1 in 6,700. Car crashes are the leading cause of … Continue reading

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Fool-proof method for hooking and unhooking semi-trailers

Fool-proof method for hooking and unhooking semi-trailers Continue reading

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The Physics of Tractor-Trailer Tanker Driving and the Art of Keeping Right-Side Up

The Physics of Tractor-Trailer Tanker Driving and the Art of Keeping Right-Side Up  (or, as we  truckers like to say: “Keeping the shiny side up and the rubber side down”) “You can go down a mountain – or into a … Continue reading

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Tractor trailer rollover prevention

Analysis of large truck rollover crashes – “The Large Truck Crash Causation Study undertaken by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration describes 239 crashes in which a truck rolled over. In-depth analysis revealed almost half resulted from failing to adjust speed to curves in the road, (mostly on-and off-ramps), the load being carried, condition… Continue reading

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Storefront Crashes, Bollard Posts, and the Need for Government Safety Regulations

“A driver pulled into a parking space in front of the convenience store I was about to walk out of, but her car didn’t stop. It popped right over the shallow car stop and equally shallow curb that separated the parking area from the store’s windows and glass doors, and then crashed into me at the moment I was pushing those doors open to leave.” Continue reading

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