I just read an article about a pileup on I-70 in Missouri. You can read it and see all the pictures HERE.
Is it really necessary to follow that close no matter what the weather? I see this all the time as I am sure you all do as well. As professionals we don't want all this nanny stuff in the truck like cameras, forward radars and brakes that work by themselves. Then I see this. Everyone of those vehicles should have been able to come to a controlled stop. If not, they were following too close. Period. I think it is time we take a look in the mirror, as Michael Jackson said, and make that change. At what point are we our own problem? Companies would not install these cameras if they are a waste of money. If no driver at a company was having these rear end accidents and being distracted, they would not need them and would not get them. Following too closely is one of the biggest safety problems I personally see. I see it dozens of times a day. Can we all just leave a little more space?
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Hi! Welcome. I'm Mark and I've been a professional truck driver for over 33 years, the last 19 years at the same company. It is time that drivers got paid for every minute that we work and we are treated like the licensed professionals we are.