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Exemption related to the rest break rule extended

It can be very important for a trucking company to understand what federal regulations apply to it and to stay in compliance with these rules. Failing to do this could up the chances of the company’s trucks being involved in crashes and could end up exposing the company to significant lawsuits in relation to truck accidents.

Numerous truck accidents related to cargo securement issues

Commercial haulers are extremely prevalent on roads throughout Louisiana. Technically speaking, this is a good thing, as it means consumer demand is high and the economy is improving. Unfortunately, it can also create many dangers, as an increase in these types of vehicles on the road are a pretty big threat to public safety.

Rider alert: New evidence that helmets prevent brain injuries

Motorcyclists love the feeling of the wind in their hair. Being out in the fresh air, exposed to the wind and elements is the whole point of motorcycling for many, and it seems to them absurd to wear a helmet. For that and other reasons, many motorcyclists have resisted laws requiring all motorcyclists, including passengers, to wear helmets.

Teen driving: When a parent’s words and actions don’t match

The lessons and rules that parents provide their teens when it comes to driving can play a big role in steering their teens toward safe conduct behind the wheel. However, the effectiveness of such rules and lessons can be eroded when parents act in a way that is inconsistent with them.

Motor vehicle accidents: Louisiana crash sends dozens to hospital

Because of the recent flooding in Louisiana, there are workers who are arriving in the area to help with the cleanup. Unfortunately, some of those headed to the area may be unsafe drivers, potentially resulting in motor vehicle accidents. Police are currently investing a recent crash involving a charter bus that killed two people and sent several others to the hospital.

The importance of preventing worker distracted driving

How a company’s workers act when driving a work vehicle or when driving as part of a work-related task can have big implications for the company. For example, cellphone use while driving by workers in such driving situations could have multiple significant negative impacts.

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