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In 2007, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) mandated Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) to be installed on all new vehicles. TPMSs monitor the air pressure on car tires. If the pressure in the tire goes below a certain level, a warning light is triggered...

Unfortunately, many employers throughout the United States practice in the illegal activity of misclassifying employees. The practice allows dishonest employers to underbid their competition by claiming employees as independent contractors. When an employer classifies a worker as an independent contractor, it does not have to pay...

Yes, in early September, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) announced rule changes that will require employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a catastrophic injury. What Are the Employer Reporting Requirement Changes?  Before this new rule was...

On our blog, we have been closely monitoring the horrific accident that occurred on July 21 involving an 18-wheeler that slammed into the back of smaller vehicles while traveling through a construction zone. Five people were killed and the truck driver, Francisco Espinal-Quiroz, now sits...

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “the amount of alcohol in a person’s body is measured by the weight of the alcohol in a certain volume of blood. This is called the blood alcohol concentration, or ‘BAC.’” A person’s BAC plays a critical...

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) main goal is public safety. Semis are large vehicles, and if the driver or truck is not able to travel safely, they could cause a catastrophic wreck. To prevent these accidents from occurring, the FMCSA requires an 18-wheeler and...

The Chicago acting community was rocked in early September with news that a second city performer lost his life in a collision with a semi. Unfortunately, semi and bus accidents are very common throughout the United States. In 2012, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration...