Skidding a bobtail tractor on wet pavement
The handling characteristics of a bobtail tractor (operating without a trailer) are far different from a tractor-trailer combination, especially on wet pavement. Here’s a test I happened to find on Youtube. The results of braking a bobtail tractor on wet pavement are pretty predictable.
Ken Shigley is a trucking and product safety attorney based in Atlanta, Georgia.