Stealth big-rig patrol

Involved in some of the most notorious and fiery wrecks, these 18-wheel hulks of machinery dominate the roads, frightening drivers who don’t want to be flattened.

But law enforcement isn’t ready to fit large trucks with a black hat. Police say passenger cars share a lot of the blame for crashes.

“A lot of them don’t respect the 18-wheeler,” said Trooper Brian Grunder of the Kansas Highway Patrol.

It’s the reason Kansas troopers are working undercover from truck cabs.

Using a 60-foot-long gleaming white Volvo semitrailer, troopers this week have been patrolling Kansas City area highways watching how you drive.

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