north dakota truck accident

Do Semi Trucks Have Rules For Securing Cargo?

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has adopted a new set of cargo securement rules since January 2004. The purpose of these rules for securing cargo is “to reduce the number of accidents caused by cargo shifting on or within, or falling from, commercial motor vehicles,” according to the FMCSA. These rules state that […]

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Can a Hit to the Jaw Cause a Brain Injury?

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A hit to the jaw can definitely cause a brain injury. Brainline.org says that a hit to the jaw can “move the skull with enough force that the brain ‘bounces’ off the walls inside the skull.” When the brain impacts the interior walls of the skull, the surface of it can become injured. Another way […]

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Could Truck Monitoring Technology Make Our Roads Safer?

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New monitoring technology gives truck managers a minute-by-minute update on a smorgasbord of information. Some features include: reports on a truck’s speed, braking, cornering technique and any unauthorized stops. There are also options for driver-facing cameras. In a Forbes article concerning this trucking technology, the Senior Vice President of Ryder System Inc. says that “the […]

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How Much Blast Can An Average Soldier Endure?

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This question was posed by Brian Castner, who authored a piece in The Daily Beast about the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) hopes in discovering that answer. Statistics show how important this research is: 20 percent of veterans who were involved in an explosion are coming home with a diagnosis of a traumatic brain […]

Are Your Children Safe At Day Care Centers?

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Between 2011 and 2013, The Indianapolis Star reported that there have been 31 deaths in Indiana day care centers. Of those 31 deaths, 21 of them came from day care centers that were operating illegally or without a license to run a day care. As it currently stands, Indiana is one of 11 states that […]