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Dash Cam of the Week: Bad move

Nov. 18, 2016
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Please be sure to use truck-specific GPS routing and, by all means, when the sign says “No Trucks,” there’s usually a good reason. Ignore it, driver, and there’s a chance you’ll end up on the national news and Dash Cam of the Week.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Please be sure to use truck-specific GPS routing and, by all means, when the sign says “No Trucks,” there’s usually a good reason. Ignore it, driver, and there’s a chance you’ll end up on the national news and Dash Cam of the Week.

According to the ABC News report, the driver of this moving van had missed the signs telling him not cross the railroad tracks in Norcross, GA earlier this week. And the trailer got stuck. And then the train came.

Fortunately, both the driver and his wife escaped without injury. But, man, this is a train wreck. (Speaking of, be sure to review proper rail crossing safety procedures, as including in the previous Dash Cam of the Week: Train wreck.)

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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