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Breakdown of the 2015 Illinois Crash Facts and Statistics Report

Every day, drivers travel hundreds of millions of miles on Illinois roads. With these many miles being driven on our roadways, one should expect that Illinois drivers are involved in a huge number of car crashes. In fact, in 2015 alone,...

Risky Behavior: Improper Truck Driver Hiring Processes

The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that there are about 1.8 million people employed as heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers in this country. Millions of more drivers operate other types of vehicles for work – taxicab drivers, bus drivers, tow...

4 Common Causes of Truck Tire Blowouts on the Highway

If you have ever driven on the highway, you have most likely seen fragments of tires on the sides of the road.  The scattered pieces are the result of a what’s called a tire “blowout.” When a tire blows out,...

4 Tips to Help Truck Drivers Stay Alert and Awake on the Road

According to a study conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 13% of large truck crashes were caused by a fatigued driver. Driver fatigue can result from a number of different factors, including a lack of sufficient sleep,...

3 Technologies that Help Trucking Companies Track and Improve Driver Behavior

Like companies in most industries, trucking companies must continually implement new technology to keep pace with their competitors. New technology utilization is especially important when it comes to truck driver safety. Trucking companies now have at their disposal an abundance...

What Are the Causes and Symptoms of Mesothelioma?

Malignant mesothelioma, a rare type of cancer, takes the lives of approximately 3,000 people each year.1 Mesothelioma develops in “the thin layer of tissue that covers the majority of your internal organs (mesothelium).”2 While treatment options are available, the 5-year...

Top 3 Reasons Why Truck Drivers Get Distracted on the Highway

In 2015 alone, distracted driving claimed the lives of 3,477—and injured 391,000 more.1 Distracted truck drivers, who can spend up to 11 hours on the highway, caused some of these crashes.2 In fact, a “2009 study found that 71 percent...

Filing for Compensation after a Hepatitis B Vaccine Injury

Today, approximately 1.2 million people in the United States and 350 million people worldwide have Hepatitis B, “a contagious liver disease that results from infection with the Hepatitis B virus.”1 Since 1991, doctors have been recommending that children in the...

Asbestos in the Military: Why Veterans Are Developing Mesothelioma

Since the early 1940s, millions of Americans have been exposed to asbestos fibers in their workplaces and homes.1 Asbestos fibers were praised for their “resistance to heat, fire, and chemicals.”1 They also do not conduct electricity. For these reasons, “asbestos...

3 Facts You Should Know about Work-Zone Large Truck Crashes

It is widely known that large trucks, such as semi-truck trailers, pose a unique threat to other passenger cars and their occupants in crashes, mostly due to them weighing 20-30 times more than smaller vehicles.1 However, most don’t know that...