Safety Week Underscores Importance of Truck Brake Maintenance

When we hit the road as part of our daily routines, we are all putting significant faith in the idea that we will arrive at our destinations safely. We can be the most experienced and defensive drivers, but one thing can go wrong and tragically impac...

Poor Truck Maintenance Can Kill Innocent Drivers

Eighteen-wheelers are dangerous enough, let alone when an inexperienced driver gets behind the wheel. But if the driver or trucking-company fails to keep the rig in safe operating condition, the consequences can be even more disastrous. Federal, sta...

Cancer-Causing Asbestos, Banned For Decades, Could Be Returning To American Construction

This past summer, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enacted a new rule that once again permits the use of asbestos products in construction. The rule bypasses the need to evaluate the effects of asbestos exposure in the air, ground or water. ...

Did Your Job Expose You to Asbestos? Are You Now Sick?

The Centers for Disease Control reports that around 2,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed in the U.S. every year. This specific form of cancer is directly related to a person's exposure to asbestos fibers. Could you or a loved one be at-risk...

Are There Laws to Regulate Limousine Safety?

On Saturday, Oct. 6, eighteen people died in a limousine accident. This New York accident drew attention nationwide. Maybe it is the number of fatalities in the single incident that attracts so much attention. Maybe it is the setting of the scene. Re...

Do Commercial Drivers Face Stricter Substance Use Restrictions?

In the eyes of the law, we are all the same. Well, this is a very American ideology, but it isn't technically the truth in all cases. For example, not all drivers have to go through drug and alcohol testing to get behind the wheel. Commercial driver...

Could Trucking Hour Regulations Cause Road Dangers?

We have talked about trucking regulations on our website before, particularly how they are important to the safety of all roadway users. Safety efforts are supposed to increase safety. Some members of the trucking industry, however, warn that truckin...

Truck Driver Fatigue Myths That Endanger Roadways

We all get tired. It is the nature of life in 2018. Many of us have families, jobs, volunteering, sporting events, chores and other daily routines that consistently drain our energy. No matter how busy you might get, however, you should not get behin...

Are Truckers Held to the Same Distracted Driving Standards?

Twenty years ago, the phrase "distracted driving" wasn't common. Instead, safety efforts to combat drunk driving and increase the use of safety belts were the main safe driving concerns. Today, we all have our cell phones and busy schedules, includin...