Recently, in the early morning, Mark Reeves of Portage, Indiana, was driving his pickup truck on westbound I-80/94 in Lake Station, near Central Avenue, when he failed to stop in time and crashed into the big rig in front of…more
Not too long ago, those of us following the Indiana trucking industry were saddened by the news that on a Monday evening and again on a Tuesday evening, local men died in crushing incidents involving big rig semi trucks…more
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released some important research findings regarding the commercial trucking industry in this country, including recommendations on how carriers can increase the safety of…more
Suddenly, without warning: there’s an accident. A serious, scary accident where someone is seriously hurt. They’re in need, and if someone doesn’t help them, they may die.
This scenario becomes reality every day, in every…more
Recently, Honda voluntarily recalled a massive amount of its products; cars that have been sold and on the road for years, as 833,000 more Hondas and Acuras were recalled for faulty airbags.
A wide variety of Honda vehicles…more
The cat is out of the Food & Drug Administration’s bag: the media is reporting that only around 50% of drugs approved as safe for Americans to take were ever submitted to comparative effectiveness testing at the time of their…more
The National Transportation Safety Board hosted a national forum where all sorts of trucking professionals — safety experts, trucking industry regulators from state and federal agencies, representatives from trucking companies —…more
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) debuted a new page on its federal agency web site that gives the American public ready access, at no cost, to FMCSA orders and decisions in its trucking industry civil…more
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) has just announced that it will be providing Americans with a text message emergency alert system. It’s named the “Personal Localized Alerting Network” or PLAN.
Under PLAN, cell…more
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood gave a public shout out to Indiana’s Governor Mitch Daniels in a media statement where Indiana was recognized as the 32nd state to enact laws that make texting while driving…more
Those little pills designed to treat the small segment of the male population that suffers from erectile dysfunction are actually used by many more men – it’s an industry with over $5 billion in annual sales in the United States…more
On May 23, 2011, the American Trucking Association gave its opinion on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)’s proposal that all big rigs and semis (motor carriers) have electronic gizmos installed that will…more
Indianapolis saw another instance of a child almost drowning in a swimming pool when a young boy celebrating his 13th birthday was found floating near the bottom of a neighborhood pool who now remains in critical condition (as…more
The Friday before Memorial Day, the annual Blessing of the Boats took place by the Captain of the Helm statue near Dock Street in Chicago, officially opening Boating Season 2011.
Our time on Lake Michigan is never long…more
Recently, Ken Allen was asked his opinion regarding the new ethics rule promulgated by the Indiana Supreme Court, which bans any contact between attorneys and accident victims for 30 days following the tragic incident. Ken Allen…more
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