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autonomous trucks are becoming the new reality

Trucking accounts for over 70% of American freight. In 2017, the U.S Department of Transportation estimated that more than 49 million tons of goods valued at more than $53 billion is moved in trucks nationwide every day, and those numbers have only gone up since then. But despite the fact…

over 135 recalled hand sanitizer products

With the onset of COVID-19, the demand for cleaning products and disinfectants has been on the rise. One of the most popular of these products is hand sanitizer. Bottles have been flying off the shelves non-stop since March, and many stores are still limiting customers on how much they can…

defective airbag exploded, fatally injuring driver

Earlier this month, Honda confirmed that a driver was fatally injured after a defective airbag inflator ruptured in their 2002 Honda Civic this past August. In its statement, the automobile company said that this marks the 17th death in the United States caused by a Takata airbag, 15 of which were in…

the pedestrian safety crisis

The National Safety Council projects that 38,800 people lost their lives nationwide in car accidents last year. Roughly 6,500 of them were pedestrians, an increase of 5% from the year before. This translates to two pedestrian fatalities per every 100,000 people, and is the highest pedestrian death toll the nation…

buyers burned by amazonbasics

It’s no secret that Amazon has become one of the largest online retailers in the world. This has only increased since the start of the pandemic; people have been buying into the convenience and safety of online shopping, leading to skyrocketing sales for the e-tailer. This includes an uptick in…

the workplace risk for seasonal workers

Increased incidences of injuries for seasonal workers necessitates greater awareness. March 19th marked the official end to another long, cold winter. Unfortunately for many, however, the onset of more temperate weather also marks the beginning of more dangerous working conditions. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the inauspicious reality…