House Passes New Autonomous Vehicle Bill

Driverless vehicles are already among us. As the technology charges forward, lawmakers are wrestling with the best way to regulate autonomous vehicles. On September 6, the House of Representatives passed sweeping legislation for highly-autonomous vehicles (HAVs). Among other things, the bill gave the federal government the power to regulate their design, construction, and performance. The bill …

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Diesel, Lumber, And The State Of Staffing – September 26, 2017

Weekly changes in the prices of diesel and lumber give a quick snapshot into the state of staffing in the construction and distribution industries. Diesel Price Tracker National Average Price Per Gallon: $2.788 Crude oil prices, which were pushed higher by Hurricane Harvey, are starting to stabilize. The storm caused a total of eight Texas …

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Proper Safety Prevents Construction Deaths

Since 1970, the Occupational Safety and Health Act has saved the lives of more than 553,000 workers. But there are still thousands of dangerous jobs. And construction is one of the most hazardous fields of all. According to OSHA, the fatal injury rate in construction is higher than the national average for all industries. The owners …

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Diesel, Lumber, And The State Of Staffing – September 19, 2017

Weekly changes in the prices of diesel and lumber give a quick snapshot into the state of staffing in the construction and distribution industries. Diesel Price Tracker National Average Price Per Gallon: $2.786 Diesel prices rose again this week as Hurricane Irma created greater demand for petroleum in the Florida market. There are no refineries in …

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National Staffing Employee Week – September 18-24, 2017

Today kicks off National Staffing Employee Week. Spec Personnel wants to say “thank you” to our workers. More than three million temporary and contract employees work for America’s staffing agencies during an average week. 15 million temporary and contract employees are connected with job opportunities every year. 9 out of 10 staffing employees say they were …

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Diesel, Lumber, And The State Of Staffing

Weekly changes in the prices of diesel and lumber give a quick snapshot into the state of staffing in the construction and distribution industries. Diesel Price Tracker National Average Price Per Gallon: $2.758 As expected, Hurricane Harvey caused a surge in petroleum prices this week. Oil refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast account for half …

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