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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Mistakes That Workers Often Make in Workers’ Compensation Cases

Oklahoma workers who are involved in a workplace accident should immediately consult with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. Without strong representation, you could lose out on your claim for benefits, be denied the medical help you need, or lose out on additional benefits you should be entitled to receive. Employees who act without counsel often:…

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CPSC Warns Riders to Keep ATVs Off Paved Roads

Summer is in full swing, with dozens of outdoor activities waiting for us. For many of the adventurous in Oklahoma, that means ATV riding. Going out on an all-terrain vehicle can be lots of fun, but it’s important to avoid an accident and injuries. The U.S. Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently released a public service…

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Causes and Consequences of Crushing Injuries

On any worksite with heavy equipment and heavy objects, there’s always the risk of a worker having an accident where a part of their body can be caught and severely crushed. These are called “crush” or “crushing” injuries and can result in catastrophic injuries, including amputation of a limb, or even death. If you suffer…

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The Electronic Logging Device Requirement for Commercial Trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires that commercial drivers, as of December 2017, use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) to track important data. The ELDs are similar to the black boxes used in airplanes, and help investigators understand how an Oklahoma truck accident happened. The devices replace written records and logs, which often weren’t…

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Why is Thursday Trucking’s “Deadliest Day” of the Week?

Driver safety technology is evolving, and automakers and trucking companies are paying attention. By installing features like anti-lock brakes, lane drift warnings, blind spot detection, and other safety applications, cars and 18-wheelers should be getting safer. Unfortunately, fatalities continue to occur at an alarming rate on our nation’s roads and highways. In Oklahoma and throughout…

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