Massive Increase in Traffic Fatalities for 2015

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Massive Increase in Traffic Fatalities for 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the final data on car crash fatalities from 2015 and the numbers are not good. For the past five decades, traffic-related deaths have been on the decline. This past year saw a 7.2% increase in traffic fatalities compared to the previous year—the highest it’s been since 2008.

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Recent Horrific Crash Highlights Dramatic Increase in Transportation Settlement Costs

Yet another fatal and tragic trucking incident has brought into focus the staggering settlement costs growing increasingly common in industry litigation. Five nursing students from Georgia Southern University died in a recent tractor-trailer incident that has the country and the industry asking a lot of questions, not least of which is how settlement costs could

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Impact of Ebola on Trucking Companies – Guidance for Dealing with Employee Issues, Risks & Worker’s Compensation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website recommends specific precautions for people traveling to at risk areas and encourages people to monitor their health for 21 days following potential exposure. The following link is the CDC online hub for Ebola information and is a great resource for both you and your employees to

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Sleep Apnea Challenges, Regulations & Impact

FMCSA, the American Truck Association, and OOIDA all agree that the issue of truck drivers suffering from sleep apnea is serious and there are no simple solutions. With more than 3 million professional truck drivers, the cost of screening, diagnosis and treatment for sleep apnea could easily exceed $1 billion annually. Currently there are no

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Increased Penalties for Cell Phone Use While Driving

Your drivers may not realize that many states have increased penalties for Talking or Texting on a hand-held device. Some require a court appearance in lieu of paying a fee. This could disrupt your operations greatly and incur unnecessary expenses for your driver. As an example, note the law for NJ as of July 1,

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