Posts from July 2013.

Summertime brings the warm weather that allows both public and private swimming pools to be opened for fun and excitement. Unfortunately, pools often present the risk of serious injury and even death.

We know that drowning is the second leading cause of accidental-related deaths among children under the age of 15. Almost 7,000 young people a year are brought to the hospital because of diving related injuries, which frequently result in severe neurological disability ...

In a final rule to be published soon, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that it is increasing the qualification requirements for first officers who fly for U.S. passenger and cargo airlines.

The rule requires first officers - also known as co-pilots - to hold an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate, requiring 1,500 hours total time as a pilot. Previously, first officers were required to have only a commercial pilot certificate, which requires 250 hours of flight ...

An improving economy may put more people in harm's way of commercial truck drivers; or more specifically, inexperienced commercial truck drivers.

According to a recent report from the American Trucking Associations, a leading advocacy group for the nation's commercial trucking industry, trucking companies in the first quarter of this year experienced a very large driver turnover rate. For trucking companies with at least $30 million in annual revenue, the driver turnover rate for January ...

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a federal agency whose mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle accidents, earlier this month issued an advisory on the dangers of motorcoaches exceeding the safety capacity of their tires. Simply put, the FMCSA warns against overloaded buses, and issued the advisory in response to recent fatal bus accidents attributed to overloading.

Motorcoach operators must consider the weight of passengers and their baggage when determining the safe ...


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