Diesel fumes cause cancer

Credit: WHO/PAHO You probably knew that diesel fumes could be bad for your health.  But now it's official.  The World Health Organization has declared that diesel exhaust does cause cancer, and placed it in the same category as “passive smoking”.  The risk of getting cancer from diesel fumes is minimal. However, since so many people [...]

Hurt Trucker Team Member Cycles For Joplin

Todd Greene and Dave duCille are in the middle of an epic 1,500 mile bike ride from New York City to Joplin, Missouri.  Todd and Dave are peddling half-way across the country to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Joplin’s horrific May 22, 2011 tornado and to raise enough money for storm shelters for 20 Joplin families. [...]

Understanding Recent Changes to Health Care Law

This is the final segment on our series on health insurance.  Our first two segments discussed How We Pay for Health Care and Understanding Health Insurance Coverage.  In this segment we discuss The Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) signed by President Obama in 2010.  Understanding Health Insurance CoverageThe PPACA has been the subject of [...]

What You Need To Know About No Fault Automobile Insurance

On our recent appearance on Truth About Trucking Live, we were asked about "No Fault" automobile insurance and how it impacts the rights of truckers injured in highway accidents.  This is a common question that deserves an answer. Most states follow a traditional fault based automobile insurance models.  In these states, your state mandated liability insurance [...]

Three Questions Hurt Truck Drivers Ask About Personal Injury Lawsuits And Workers’ Compensation

A truck driver recently reached out to us and asked three questions: What is the difference between Workers Compensation and Personal Injury         cases? Can you have both types going at the same time? How do you file a civil (Personal Injury) suit? These are important questions we often get from hurt truck [...]

Medicaid Can Help Some Hurt Truckers Get Medical Care

Our first post on getting medical care after an injury discussed workers' compensation benefits.  In this post, we discuss medical care benefits available under Medicaid. Hurt truck drivers face many obstacles in receiving medical care.  Trucking companies often fire truckers who are injured and cannot work.  When fired, the truck driver loses employment benefits, including health [...]