A semi truck driver was killed when he braked sharply, causing the steel beams on the flatbed he was hauling to slide forward and puncture the cab. Now, I have no idea what rules are or are not in place, but I feel like the majority of tractor trailers that I see which regularly haul this type of load on a flatbed are equipped with a bulkhead, aka a “headache rack”, for exactly this reason. I hate to speculate in a situation like this, but it seems to me like if the truck had been so equipped, the driver likely would’ve survived. A real shame.

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