Truck Driving Is a Stressful Job

Truck driving is a financially rewarding profession for many residents of Oklahoma. The financial benefits are likely to increase as the demand for drivers increases while the number of people who have a commercial driver’s license is decreasing. The rewards are countered by many different types of stress. Truck workers often have to leave their…

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Forklift Accidents and Injuries

Forklifts are used to help move heavy objects over short distances. The benefit of forklifts is that workers don’t need to use sophisticated pully, rope, and cable systems. The downside is that forklifts are dangerous pieces of machinery that often cause crushing injuries, other serious injuries, and many deaths. Forklifts, according to Ace Lifting, are…

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Why Tractor Accidents Are So Dangerous

Agriculture is a major Oklahoma industry. According to the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, Oklahoma has 86,000 farms (the 4th most in the country) covering 35.1 million acres. Agriculture in Oklahoma supports 188, 295 jobs and produces $28 billion in output. In their words, Oklahoma Agriculture is “literally feeding and clothing our state, our…

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FMCSA Imposes Strict Bans for Drivers with Drug or Alcohol Violations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) issued new rules governing the duty of states, including Oklahoma, to ban drivers with substance abuse violations from operating a truck. Drivers of commercial trucks must obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and keep their CDL current. A CDL is normally issued in the state where the driver…

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Hours of Service Waivers for Truckers and Trucking Companies

Generally, there are rules that truck drivers must abide by to be able to operate a commercial motor vehicle. These sets of rules are known as the Hours of Service rules. Regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), these sets of rules were established to help decrease the risk of truck drivers succumbing…

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Chevrolet Bolt Recalled Due to Battery Problem

In an effort to support climate change, the current administration plans to transform at least half of the vehicles in the United States from internal combustion to electricity by the year 2050. While the intentions are coming from a good place, some car manufacturers are already experiencing issues with the transformation of electric vehicles. One…

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Amusement Parks Are More Danger Than They’re Worth

If there was a ride that had the phrase “super death” in its description, would you avoid that ride like the plague or be the first in line to try it? Well, fortunately for some daredevils, there is a ride in Japan that is known for its “super death” acceleration. The Do-Dodonpa, a roller coaster…

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FMCSA Seeking Higher Standards for Truck Drivers with Vision Loss

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Medical Review Board is recommending the enforcement of stricter standards for truck drivers with vision loss. The five-member panel of physicians suggests an alternative vision standard for truck drivers who suffer from vision loss in one eye. Part of the proposed alternative vision standard is an increase of…

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