Minden Press-Herald

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Jul 29th

Trooper says driver error is cause of most log truck crashes

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After a couple of recent crashes involving log trucks, drivers in Webster Parish could be forgiven if they are more than a little cautious when they see a big rig hauling logs approaching.

"It's a perception thing, really. With an 18-wheeler, you can't see inside the box (trailer). But with a log truck, those logs are sticking out and they're stacked pretty high. It is pretty intimidating for a driver in a conventional size vehicle," Louisiana State Police Trooper Brett Davis said.

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