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Recent Updates To Truck Safety Scoring System

by Jordan Lebovitz | August 18th, 2017

The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) recently revised its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) Safety Measurement System (SMS) methodology. In this newly revised methodology, twelve (12) new roadside inspection violations are added to the company’s overall CSA score. A subset of the Department of Transportation, the FMCSA uses these scores to score motor carriers (the […]

Pre-Trip Inspection Essential For Semi-Truck Before Travel

by Jordan Lebovitz | February 16th, 2017

Although it is not an actual safety mechanism or device, the pre-trip inspection is essential to ensure the safe operation of a commercial motor vehicle or semi-truck before every truck driver gets on the road each day. More importantly, if you are found with any component part that is not in working order if stopped […]

Understanding How Air Brakes Work On A Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV)

by Jordan Lebovitz | February 15th, 2017

Air brakes are likely the most important component part of modern commercial motor vehicles. The air brake system on a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), or semi-truck as commonly referred to, uses compressed air to push the brake shoe lining onto the brake drum creating friction to slow the wheel down. That may sound complicated – […]

Are Next Generation Cars Safer? Their Future May be in Question.

by nph | July 25th, 2016

Earlier this month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released alarming crash statistics for this past year. Their study of all accidents found that automobile related fatalities rose 7.7% in 2015 with an estimated 35,200 deaths compared to 32,675 the previous year. While the factors that contributed to this marked increase are still being investigated, preliminary reports indicate that […]

Distracted Walkers Becoming More Hazardous

by Staff | February 26th, 2016

We’ve all seen it and probably even done it ourselves. Walking down the street, in a mall, through a hotel, while looking down at our phones, checking texts, emails, maps, whatever, and suddenly we walk right into something, a person, a door, a hole. Distracted walkers are most common among millennials aged 18 to 34, […]

Millions of Americans Affected by Traumatic Brain Injury Annually

by Staff | February 23rd, 2016

The risks of traumatic brain injury have been attracting a great deal of well-deserved attention in recent years. Will Smith’s new movie, “Concussion,” draws much-needed attention to the types of brain injuries suffered by professional football players, as has the class action lawsuit brought against the National Football League by former players seeking damages for […]

Can’t Remember What The Doctor Said? New Technology Will Help.

by Staff | December 8th, 2015

Research and probably personal experience shows that patients don’t absorb much of the medical information they receive from their physicians and are often mistaken about what happened during the visit.  A 2003 paper in Britain’s Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine found that patients “immediately” forget 40% to 80% of what is told to them during […]

It’s Risky To Use Prescription Drugs For Non-Approved Use

by Staff | November 30th, 2015

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine study, released this month, suggests that doctors should take greater care in prescribing medications to treat conditions for which the medication was neither intended nor approved by the FDA. 12% of drugs prescribed by doctors are prescribed for uses other than those approved by the […]

The Sharing Economy – Who Insures It?

by Staff | November 19th, 2015

The sharing economy is an economic and cultural phenomenon. Ride sharing, house sharing. We now share our labor and our property with complete strangers at an ever increasing rate. This phenomenon has evolved so quickly that there is little by way of regulation, which includes having insurance coverage. When you rent a ride or rent […]

NTSB Preliminary Report Released on Akron Aviation Crash

by Jamie R. Lebovitz | November 18th, 2015

The NTSB has released its preliminary investigation report on the Raytheon Hawker aircraft that crashed in Akron, Ohio on November 10, 2015. Given that this tragic crash occurred just one week ago, the report contains limited information about the cause or causes of the crash. It will be at least one year before the NTSB […]