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Dash Cam of the Week: Made in China

Nov. 28, 2016
The Dash Cam of the Week staff were surprised to find so many videos of turkeys flying into windshields, but those clips didn’t really put us in the spirit of the season. So we took the Thanksgiving holiday off. Then after fighting through the crowds during the national nightmare that is the opening weekend of shopping season, we’ve settled on an appropriate theme for American consumerism run amok: Made in China.

The Dash Cam of the Week staff were surprised to find so many videos of turkeys flying into windshields, to say nothing of their chasing cops at the roadside (and apparently they like to go after grandmothers, too—and plenty of grandkids are happy to stand around with smartphones to capture the moment), but those clips didn’t really put us in the spirit of the season. So we took the Thanksgiving holiday off.

Yet after fighting through the crowds during the national nightmare that is the opening weekend of shopping season, we’ve settled on an appropriate theme for American consumerism run amok: Made in China.

Of course, virtually all of the merchandise on our store shelves traveled the last leg by truck—but we don’t typically consider that first leg. So, in honor of those brothers and sisters behind the wheel of big rigs across the Pacific, let’s put ourselves in the distant driver’s seat.

And be thankful for what truckers have over here.

Here’s a trucker working his way out of tight spot, with a happy ending:

Not sure if this is what caused the highway traffic to stop, or what people do when the road is blocked:

Another day, another intersection:

Self explanatory?

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.

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