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Dash Cam of the Week: Amazing invisible trucks

March 31, 2017
Blind spots remain a challenge, but professional truck drivers understand the risk posed by small cars slipping in and out of sight around them and manage it. But how in the world does the driver of a small car not notice that giant wheel completely filling the view from his window?

Blind spots remain a challenge, but professional truck drivers understand the risk posed by small cars slipping in and out of sight around them and manage it. But how in the world does the driver of a small car not notice that giant wheel completely filling the view from his window?

And that’s not a rhetorical question, and this Dash Cam of the Week illustrates. Here’s hoping the dash cam footage exonerates the trucker who was hit. We here at the DCOW office were trying to imagine how the four-wheeler driver tried to blame the accident on the trucker.

In this clip, the obvious explanation is the four-wheeler is about to miss and exit, jumps in front of a tanker, realizes the mistake—then does it again? 

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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