Summer is the time that families head out on vacation, to beaches, national parks and other attractions across the nation.
Four safety groups joined together to ask the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to pass new rules regarding trucking technology. The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Truck Safety Coalition, Center for Auto Safety, and Road Safe America joined together to petition the NHTSA concerning forward collision avoidance and automatic braking systems on commercial trucks. Industry leaders have projected a significant increase in commercial truck traffic going forward and the safety groups would like the new technology in place before then.
Workplace safety should be a concern and top priority for any company. However, workers in Illinois and across the country should know that accidents on the job can and do still happen, despite increased oversight and improved safety measures. In fact, the number of fatal work accidents may be higher than many people may realize.