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No Testing of Truckers for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  • September 5, 2017
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Two federal agencies—the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)—have withdrawn a rule they put forth in March, 2016, concerning testing for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This action was taken despite the fact that OSA has been demonstrated to cause “unintended sleep episodes and resulting deficits in attention, concentration, situational
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Double-Take: No Driver in the Truck Next to You?

  • September 1, 2017
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Self-driving cars may rattle some of us. But can you imagine a self-driving tractor-trailer? How do you feel about being on the road with them? It’s something to get used to now, because self-driving semis are here. In fact, “platoons” of self-driving trucks traveled across country borders in Europe during April, 2016. (When trucks “platoon,”
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ELDs: Government Overreach or Safety Improvement?

  • January 26, 2016
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Operators of semi-trucks work under regulations that dictate the maximum number of hours they can drive each day and each week, for safety reasons. If you’ve ever driven long distances for days on end, you understand how important it is to be rested before you take the wheel; the regulations regarding maximum hours address that
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New OSHA Rule Expands Injury Reporting Requirements

  • September 16, 2014
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Some new census figures have just been released – the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 4,405 people died in 2013 in the U.S. from workplace injuries. Marylanders accounted for 78 of those fatalities. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created in 1970 to protect workers by setting and enforcing standards for safe
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Zoning In On Work Zones

  • April 21, 2014
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This is the 15th year the Federal Highway Association has partnered with other safety organizations to promote safety in highway work zones. National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 7-11, 2014) is focused on improving the safety of both motorists and workers in areas where highway work is underway. And when warm weather finally arrives, road
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One Killed in Three Vehicle Accident on I-95 South

  • July 1, 2013
  • Tractor-Trailer Accidents
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According to CBS Baltimore, a vehicle collided with a tractor trailer on Interstate 95 South in Maryland in the early morning of June 26. Maryland State Police say that the car was going northbound before it crossed the median and hit the southbound tractor trailer. The accident occurred not far from the Intercounty Connector. A
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You Found What in Your Food?!?!

  • April 2, 2013
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And What You Can Do About It Legally I received a call from a very good client and friend recently. Her daughter had a very unsettling experience with a Chinese restaurant. It seems her daughter was about to bite into her chicken chow mein when she discovered a staple in the food. Luckily, she noticed
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Truck Hits and Possibly Damages Overpass in Baltimore

  • December 15, 2011
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The Baltimore Sun reported this week that a recent accident in which a large flatbed truck struck a Baltimore Beltway overpass sent debris and metal in the path of oncoming cars. The flatbed truck, owned by the company Six M Co. Inc. of Whiteford, was carrying an excavator from a nearby construction site. The southbound
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How Truck Driver Negligence Can Cause Tractor-Trailer Accidents

  • October 13, 2011
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Semi trucks travel all across the country, transporting cargo to its rightful destination. In order to transport the amount of cargo required, these commercial trucks must have the necessary size and weight capacity. It is their size and weight that makes trucks dangerous, which is why they are governed under strict federal regulations. Operating such
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Propane Truck Accident Closes Maryland's Route 70

  • January 31, 2011
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An accident involving a tanker truck full of propane made authorities close down Route 70 near Mt. Airy, Maryland recently, according to ABC 2 News. The roadway was closed for nearly six hours as crews worked to clean up the accident scene. The truck’s driver was traveling on Route 70 near the Ridge Road exits
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