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What the Trucker Pilot Program Means for Truck Accidents

Recently there has been a trucker shortage and everyone across the country has suffered. Deliveries of goods have been delayed and the empty shelves are a clear sign of the trucker shortage. A new pilot program aims to change that but not without controversy. The White House has also weighed in and helped fast-track this…

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Catastrophic Worksite Injuries Caused by Power Tools

What do construction workers, contractors, and factory workers have in common? These employees incorporate the use of power tools in their work. Power tools are essential resources for these employees to perform their tasks in a more efficient manner. These tools can also cause several types of workplace accidents if workers are not careful or…

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Inheritance Laws in Tennessee

One benefit of the pandemic is that American citizens have started to seriously think about their wills and the estate process. One disadvantage is that a majority of people are unaware of the inheritance laws of their state. For example, the state of Tennessee does not follow strict community property inheritance laws, which means you…

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FMCSA Considering Rule Changes to Make Trucking Safer

Next year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) plans to propose new rules that affect automatic electronic braking systems (AEBs), electronic logging devices (ELDs), and roadside inspections. It will seek public comment about amending regulations to require every truck operating in interstate commerce to carry an electronic device that would transmit a unique identification…

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Defective Daimler Chassis Can Cause Tire Blowouts

Daimler Trucks North America recently conducted a second recall of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) products after an undetected leaky valve stem was discovered. The new recall was reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and involved at least some of the 10,359 FCCC units that were recalled in September of this year.…

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Electrical Injuries and Workers’ Compensation

Electricians and anyone who works with or near electricity are at constant risk of electrical shocks, burns, and other trauma. In the most tragic cases, a worker dies due to contact with electrical currents. Workers who suffer electrical injuries while performing their job have the right to payment for all the medical treatment they need…

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Why Do So Many Car Accidents Happen in Intersections?

Car accidents can happen anywhere – on highways, on local roads, even in parking lots. One of the most common places for car accidents is an intersection. Traffic statistics indicate that intersection accidents are among the deadliest types of traffic accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s latest data, nearly 40% of…

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Why Are Rural Roads So Dangerous?

It’s easy to assume that fewer accidents happen on rural roads than urban roads. There is generally less traffic on rural roads. Many highways pass through urban areas because the urban areas are where the most people are. Highways often have more lanes of traffic and more bumper-to-bumper traffic which creates more ways cars can…

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