On Thursday, February 26th Charles Buchanan, Hurt Trucker's lead attorney and editor of the Hurt Trucker blog, had the pleasure of speaking with many truckers and trucking advocates on Truth About Trucking's weekly live online radio show. Listen to internet radio with Aubrey Allen Smith on Blog Talk Radio The topic of discussion was "Truckers Rights [...]
Our Hurt Trucker blog series on a trucker’s health continues this week with a discussion of sleep apnea, which has received a lot of publicity in the trucking industry in recent years. Sleep apnea is a condition in which a narrowing or closure of the upper airway during sleep causes repeated sleep disturbances, leading to poor [...]
On January 3rd, 2012, Truckers Will be Banned from Using Handheld Cell Phones The cell phone ban goes into effect on January 3, 2012 and will impact an estimated 4 million drivers nationwide, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Groups within the trucking industry have expressed mixed reviews of the new federal rule prohibiting [...]
Professional trucking is a rewarding job, but it is also very dangerous. Statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics prove this point. The transportation and warehousing sector (which includes professional truck drivers) accounts for more job related deaths than almost all other sectors (631 deaths in 2010 alone). Work injuries to truck drivers and other [...]
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) recently approved highway construction resulting in the upgrading of the U.S. 71 corridor between Kansas City and Joplin to interstate standards by the end of 2012. The upgraded interstate would have the designation I-49. The Missouri Department of Transportation believes the proposed improvements will “enhance economic opportunities and [...]
We are happy to report that BWO attorneys and staff are safe following the tornado that devastated Joplin on May 22nd. BWO attorneys and staff escaped the tornado unharmed with only minor damage to homes and property. Our office on 32nd Street in Joplin also escaped mostly undamaged. We were without power for a week, [...]
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