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Minnesota vacuum truck implodes with driver nearby, caught on camera

A vacuum truck in Preston, Minnesota, abruptly imploded while a driver was getting into the cab, according to a video captured by security cameras on March 29, 2024.

What happened: The truck's tank suddenly collapsed, giving the driver a shock. This rare event is described as a "catastrophic failure" by the driver, who humorously noted that it scared him to the point of "soiling his pants."

The footage of the incident has stirred interest, showcasing the unusual risks that truck drivers may face even during routine activities.

On the lighter side: Incidents like this are not common in the trucking world, but when they occur, they certainly grab attention for their unexpected nature.

The driver was not injured in the implosion, and no other details regarding possible causes or aftermath have been released.

Cybersecurity risks in trucking: Experts warn of ELD vulnerabilities

A Colorado State University study exposes cybersecurity threats in the trucking industry through vulnerable Electronic Logging Devices that could risk vehicle control and data security.
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Atchafalaya Basin Bridge update ends split speed limits for trucks and cars

Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin Bridge implements a uniform 60 mph speed limit for all vehicles and sets right-lane-only rules for trucks to enhance road safety.
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FMCSA studies detention time's impact on trucker safety and efficiency

FMCSA initiates a study to understand the impact of shipping delays on truck driver safety and commercial vehicle operations, focusing on detention time and its effects on compliance, safety, and economic costs.
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