Did you know that forklift accidents cost businesses more than $135 million each year (according to OSHA)?! Yet forklift accidents are only one type of costly mishap that can occur on a loading dock. Truck drivers and warehouse workers have the responsibility of creating a safe working environment on the loading dock and in the […]
With anti-indemnification laws finally enacted in both New York and New Jersey, the playing field has gotten a little more level. Beginning November 1st in New Jersey and November 4th in New York it will no longer be permitted for shippers to make carriers indemnify them for all damages that arise in the course of […]
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are closer than ever to requiring speed limiters on vehicles weighing more than 26,000 pounds. The agency is debating between setting the limit at 60, 65, or 68 miles per hour and is taking public input before reaching a final […]
Worried about driverless trucks? “Don’t give up that CDL any time soon” says Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief of Heavy Duty Trucking Magazine (Taking it Slow on the Road to Autonomous Trucks). Although many in Silicon Valley see driverless trucks as a replacement for human drivers Lockridge notes that every demonstration she has seen still […]
On Sunday April 19th The Albany-Times Union published a very interesting article about a business owner who falsified insurance filings. David M. Johnson, CEO of a company called Professional Fire Restoration Services pled guilty to a misdemeanor count of falsifying business records.