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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Dangers of Truck Accidents for Motorists

Second only to State Route 3, State Route 9 is one of the longest state highways in Oklahoma. Sadly, it is also one of the deadliest. Between 2010 and 2016, there were 50 fatal crashes that occurred on State Route 9, resulting in the deaths of 60 people. The majority of those accidents, sadly, occurred…

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Snell Changes Motorcycle Helmet Standards

The Snell Memorial Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a high-quality standard of safety for helmets. Unfortunately, with its recent changes to its testing formula for motorcycle helmets, it may have fallen short in that area. Because the Department of Transportation’s standards for motorcycle helmets were outdated at best and obsolete…

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Amazon Open to Fighting Consumer Lawsuits

Amazon is setting itself apart from other businesses again – though, depending on how one looks at it, not in a positive way. During a time when most, if not all, companies have forced their employees and customers to resolve legal matters using alternative means such as arbitration, Amazon has decided to change its terms…

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New Medical Advances in Prosthetic Technology

One of the most difficult injuries to recover from in any accident is the loss of a leg, arm, foot, or hand. Amputation injuries are usually due to car accidents, construction accidents, industrial accidents, and product defect accidents. The recovery process is harsh because injury victims lose function in part of their body, they experience…

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