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A Ban On Texting While Driving Could Save Lives

Distracted driving has become a hot-button issue in many states across the country. While some states have moved to ban texting and talking on cellular phones without a hands-free device, others have refused to make such provisions law. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) recently recommended that all states ban … Continue reading

Truck Accident Dangers in the Oil and Gas Industry

A crude oil tank explosion caused a three-alarm blaze at a biodiesel plant in Galveston, Texas. Boiling crude oil fed the fire and required 35 firefighters to contain the flames. The accident produced dense smoke leading to the closure of nearby roadways for over four hours. Smoke on the roadways … Continue reading

FMCSA Delays New Hours-Of-Service Rules Again

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has missed for a second time its revision to the Hours of Service (HOS) regulation, as reported by Trucker.com. After prolonged litigation forced the FMCSA to revisit its rulemaking process, in December of 2010 they issued the proposed revision. The final rules were … Continue reading

Collapsed Offshore Platform Crane Kills Worker

The details are few and investigation is ongoing, but for the family of an unidentified man, life will never be the same. In the early morning hours of August 16, workers on a shallow-water oil and gas production platform in the Gulf of Mexico were transferring a heaving piece of … Continue reading