Category: Safety

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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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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Self-Driving Vehicles: Rise Of The Machines

Last year we wrote about self-driving vehicles in the distribution industry. Since then the technology has advanced by leaps and bounds. Autonomous vehicles of all kinds are now sharing the roads with us. And the odds that you’ll pass one during your daily commute are rising all the time. But what about the news reports we’ve …

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5 Tips For Starting A Construction Drone Program

Drone technology is revolutionizing every industry. From farmers measuring the water content of their fields to Amazon package delivery, the applications are nearly limitless. The construction field is no exception. Both large and small firms can benefit from a drone program that is efficient, cost-effective, and compliant with the law. If you’re considering using drones …

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Roadchecks Cracking Down on Trucking Companies

A common problem for trucking companies is their trucks getting fines during routine inspections which can often result in fines.  There are a variety of reasons for these tickets at roadchecks.  However, the most common infractions are for failure to secure truck equipment, damaged tie-downs, insufficient tie-downs, and loose tie-downs.  These fines can be expensive …

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