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Don’t Blame The Trucker: 4-Wheelers At Fault 81% Of The Time

There’s a common misconception that because truckers’ vehicles are so large, they think they can do whatever they want. On the contrary, any good driver knows that the heavier the load, the more careful they have to be. In fact, if you ask most drivers, they’ll tell you that accidents involving a car and truck are most often the car’s fault. Well, now people won’t have to just take your word for it, turns out it’s just been proven to be unequivocally true.

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It’s no mystery why young people don’t want to be truck drivers

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A driver could face felony charges in Washington State for not cleaning zebra mussels off a boat he was hauling. Felony charges? How many other “civilians” can land in that kind of hot water for failing to be 100% diligent 100% of the time?

Felony crimes are nasty crimes: murder, armed robbery, grand larceny, drug trafficking … and apparently failing to clean mussels from boats. The State of Washington is, rightly, working hard to prevent a zebra mussel infestation. One of the chief ways of inviting an infestation is to allow contaminated boats into uncontaminated waters. The waters won’t stay that way for long.

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Truck brakes don’t fail by themselves

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Over the past week, two trucks crashed as a result of their inability to stop on hills. In both cases, the mainstream media reported that the trucks’ brakes had failed. That illustrates what the mainstream media knows about truck brakes.
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Cargo Securement: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You Under CSA

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You can hide a multitude of sins inside a van trailer, but with an open deck trailer, any indiscretions are out in the open for all to see — including DOT roadside inspectors. Staying compliant means having a excellent understanding of the regulations as well as cargo securement equipment that is up to the task.

Keith Kerns, an investigator with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and a member of CVSA’s International Safety Team, says the primary cause of cargo-related citations and out-of-service orders is not driver error or improper methods. It’s the equipment itself.

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