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Dash Cam of the Week: All hail!

May 19, 2017

Back in the day when a member of the Dash Cam of the Week staff made a dishonest living writing editorials for the daily newspaper, the boss, with great intensity and some colorful wording not quoted here, said in response to an absolutely lovely and gentle opinion piece on the welcomed arrival of summer: “Never write about the weather—there’s nothing we can do about it!”

That boss would not approve of this clip, in which nothing happens except the cammer gets pelted by a not uncommon Rocky Mountain hail storm. In defense of same boss, we concede there’s not much of a  truck safety lesson to be delivered here—other than maybe check the forecast. But how many truckers can opt to sit out a potential thunder shower?

Still, this video stings. And gets louder and louder.

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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