Trucker 5497 Dcow Incab

Dash Cam of the Week: This truck driver walked away

Jan. 1, 2016
A typical Dash Cam of the Week offers the view of a trucking incident from a trailing vehicle, but this recent clip provides an in-cab look at catastrophe. The great news, as you’ll see, is the truck driver walks away.

A typical Dash Cam of the Week offers the view of a trucking incident from a trailing vehicle, but this recent clip provides an in-cab look at catastrophe. The great news, as you’ll see, is the truck driver walks away.

The scary part is this happens on a clear, dry day on I-95 in Pennsylvania. And if you’ve seen enough of these videos, you’re probably expecting one of the merging  4-wheelers to do something stupid—but they’re all behaving themselves.

Indeed, everything’s fine and dandy until the truck hits a rough patch at a bridge seam, then chaos. In a news report featuring photos taken by the owner-op, the rear-most axle has separated from the drivetrain. The trucker declined to speculate on what happened, saying that would be left up to the insurance adjuster. He did mention the dump truck had recently been in the shop.

Buckle up, driver. (And, please, no Edgar Winter comments—it wasn't the song's fault.)

About the Author

Kevin Jones | Editor

Kevin has served as editor-in-chief of Trailer/Body Builders magazine since 2017—just the third editor in the magazine’s 60 years. He is also editorial director for Endeavor Business Media’s Commercial Vehicle group, which includes FleetOwner, Bulk Transporter, Refrigerated Transporter, American Trucker, and Fleet Maintenance magazines and websites.

Working from Little Rock, Kevin has covered trucking and manufacturing for 15 years. His writing and commentary about the trucking industry and, previously, business and government, has been recognized with numerous state, regional, and national journalism awards.

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of FleetOwner, create an account today!

Sponsored Recommendations

Report: The 2024 State of Heavy-Duty Repair

From capitalizing on the latest revenue trends to implementing strategic financial planning—this report serves as a roadmap for navigating the challenges and opportunities of ...

Fleet Industry Benchmarks: How does your fleet stack up?

Discover how your fleet compares to industry benchmarks and gain insights from a 2024 Benchmarking Report on maintenance spend, turnaround time, and more. Join us to identify ...

Build a Tolling Program to Manage Toll Fees and Risks

Fleets looking to effectively manage their operational costs should consider their tolling costs. Download the PrePass whitepaper, “Build a Tolling Program to Manage Toll Fees...

Reducing CSA Violations & Increasing Safety With Advanced Trailer Telematics

Keep the roads safer with advanced trailer telematics. In this whitepaper, see how you can gain insights that lead to increased safety and reduced roadside incidents—keeping drivers...