Accidents Happen!

OK – So this just happened! We are really proud to insure some great drivers and today we would like to highlight the incredible reflexes of our clients – and their employees. (The name of the driver and the client cannot be shared due to privacy concerns.) Basically this piece of plywood flew off another…

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NHTSA Proposes Stronger Rear Impact Guards

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed that trucking companies install stronger rear impact guards. These guards are designed to reduce deaths when cars are involved in rear-end collisions with tractor trailers. NHTSA’s proposal would make underride guards capable of protecting passengers in collisions of up to 35 mph, up from the current…

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NTSB Wants Self-braking Trucks

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) urged government regulators and industry innovators to accelerate the development and adoption of equipment that automatically brakes vehicles, including cars, trains and trucks. That’s according to NTSB’s 2016 “Most Wanted” list, an annual report outlining what the agency sees as keys to improving transportation safety. While the NTSB is…

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Carrier Safety Determination Rule – Deadline for comments March 21, 2016

FMCSA Proposed Rule for Carrier Safety Determination OVERVIEW On Jan. 21, 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FCMSA) issued a proposed rule to restructure its motor carrier safety fitness determination (SFD) system. The SFD is used to determine whether motor carriers can safely operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). Unfit carriers are not allowed to…

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New Pool Regulations In Maryland

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has been busy revamping the rules and regulations associated with swimming pools and spas. The new regulations have been open to comment for approximately a year. The final comments are coming in now. It is a bold endeavor to get the locally run health departments to have…

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Automakers Collaborating to Improve Road Safety

The Department of Transportation is now collaborating with 18 automakers to explore new ideas and ways to promote road safety. The goal would be to reduce the number of recalls and lower the number of congressional hearings and law suits involving around the automotive industry. The automakers will be sharing traffic and safety data to…

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Have you registered your drone?

So last evening while I was cooking dinner, someone knocked on the front door. Truthfully, I was a little surprised as it is rare for me to have unannounced visitors. It was my neighbor asking if he could borrow my ladder. It appears that he had crash-landed his drone on the neighbors roof and he…

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