Driver damages trailer after backing into pothole — Was this crash preventable or not?

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This video is an adaptation of a scenario from CCJ’s Preventable or Not manuals. It is presented via a partnership between CCJ and Instructional Technologies. After stopping for a break in an abandoned restaurant parking lot, truck driver John Doe backed was backing his tractor-trailer to exit the facility when his trailer suddenly fell into a huge pothole. The trailer was stuck and damaged. Was this crash preventable or not?

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