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Truck Driver Fired for Following Safety Guidelines Gets Help from OSHA

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A truck driver who was worried he could not complete a delivery from Massachusetts to New Jersey and back without violating federal safety regulations and putting himself and other drivers at risk came up with his own solution to make the delivery on-time while complying with regulations. His employer, NFI Interactive Logistics Inc., fired him. Investigation By OSHA on Truck Driver Firing Truck accident lawyers Wilmington Delaware looking into the firing the truck driver for following safety regulations, the trucking company violating anti-retaliation provisions of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act, according to an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA...

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Drowsy Driving: Fact vs Fiction

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The personal injury law firm of Edelstein Martin & Nelson has spent decades representing people and family members of victims of commercial truck accidents and we know that drowsy driving is one of the greatest threats on the road. - See more at: http://delaware-trucking-lawyer.com/drowsy-driving-fact-vs-fiction/#sthash.040qotWn.dpuf A recent report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)(1) found nearly 5,000 people die in drowsy driving traffic accidents every year and anywhere from 10% to 20% of truck accidents involve a driver who is tired. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, drowsy drivers are responsible for 17% of all fatal car accidents. Driving while...

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Chicken Truck Accident Shuts Down Southbound Lanes of Route 1

Police reopened Route 1 in Smyrna following a crash involving two tractor trailers. One of the trucks was hauling live chickens. The accident happened just before 4 am on Wednesday, October 12 in the southbound lanes close to exit 119. According to Cpl. Jeffrey Hall, a spokesman for the Delaware State Police, one truck overturned in the collision but neither driver was hurt. The chicken trailer spilled onto the highway, spilling a load of live chickens over a quarter-mile stretch of road. Take Alternate Route Motorists were advised to use U.S. 13 as an alternate route. One lane was reopened by 8:30 am and...

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Self Driving Trucks Will Hit the Roads in 2017

While many thought self-driving technology would remain in the realm of consumer cars for some time — after all, self-driving cars are still being tested in limited markets — the technology could become a big part of the future of trucking. Silicon Valley Start-Up Called Otto A Silicon Valley start-up called Otto, which was started by former Google employees who were involved in the company’s self-driving car project, has started testing their self-driving technology on three Volvo commercial trucks equipped with radar, cameras, and spinning laser sensors. By May 2016, the trucks had already logged more than 10,000 miles. - See more at: http://delaware-trucking-lawyer.com/self-driving-trucks-will-hit-roads-2017/#sthash.RQ7dx2Ei.dpuf Beginning...

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