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Dash Cam of the Week: Bad Santa, good truckers

Dec. 23, 2016
Wouldn’t you know, the Dash Cam of the Week staff has found plenty of bad-driving teachable moments captured on video in the last few days, but we’re going to save them until after the holidays. Let’s be jolly, and enjoy some Christmas trucking!

Wouldn’t you know, the Dash Cam of the Week staff has found plenty of bad-driving teachable moments captured on video in the last few days, but we’re going to save them until after the holidays. Let’s be jolly, and enjoy some Christmas trucking!

First up, Europe-based truck maker MAN has a fun promotional video in which a trucker saves the day when a very bad (PG-13) Santa can’t make his deliveries.

Of course, truck fans in Europe—where cabovers predominate—love long-nosed American rigs. The clip below is just one of many we found featuring the latest versions of the classic Coke Christmas truck, here in a parade in Leipzig, Germany, featuring red Freightliners.

And finally, trucker Lane Dumser wishes you all happy holidays (and will make you smile) as he lipsyncs an old Christmas novelty tune. Ho ho ho. Let give his YouTube plenty of views.

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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