The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute released a new report on fatal truck accidents in 2008 (last year data was available). A few highlights:
There were 4352 trucks involved in fatal accidents
February had the highest number of accidents (402), March had the fewest (297).
Almost 2/3 occur in rural areas in daylight.
85% occur in dry weather conditions.
Posted on August 19, 2011 at 9:57am
OSHA wants to make significant changes to its injury reporting regulations. One involves which companies have to report. The other involves the situations that have to be reported.
OSHA will start using the North American Industrial Classification System instead of the older Standard Industrial Classification system to determine which businesses do and don’t have to report injury data.
More than 198,000 businesses that…Continue
Posted on June 28, 2011 at 8:35am
The US Department of Transportation is planning on proposing mandatory Black Boxes in all passenger vehicles this year. (Highlight added)
While some may see it as an overstepping of the federal government and a new way for The Man to track us, it is hard to imagine these recorders not aiding in many crash investigations.
Posted on May 27, 2011 at 3:11pm
Posted on May 18, 2011 at 3:57pm