Troopers Wednesday tested out a new computer system specifically equipped for grabbing information out of tractor-trailers after crashes.
The computers will allow
Bates said the technology will allow troopers to track a driver's history while in the truck, helping investigators look into driving patterns before accidents.
Before the new system, troopers had to borrow computers from tractor-trailer dealers or manufacturers. Unlike onboard computers for cars or SUVs, each tractor-trailer's system can be unique and have parts made by several companies, Bates said.
Troopers tested the computers in a parking lot at the
Each troop of the
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