Author: Hardison & Cochran

electronic logbook for truck drivers keeps track

Federal rules adopted last year to require electronic logging devices in commercial trucks are expected to ensure that truck drivers take mandatory rest breaks and reduce truck accidents caused by drowsy driving. The automated logging devices are expected to reduce the possibility that truck drivers would skip mandatory rest breaks…

NC Misconceptions on Personal Injury Claims

Though car accidents and other serious accidents happen every day, relatively few people have gone through a full personal injury claim and lawsuit seeking compensation for their losses. This has led some people who deserve compensation for their injuries to have some incorrect assumptions about personal injury claims. The attorneys…

workers compensation claim form

Some people who receive workers’ compensation benefits feel like their life is on hold. As they go through treatment to recover from their injuries, they know they won’t be able to return to their former line of work. But they’re afraid they will lose benefits if they quit a job…

Truck on the road

A survey of owners of commercial truck and bus fleets finds that newly adopted Hours of Service (HOS) rules for commercial drivers are not well understood and are expected mainly to pose problems with recordkeeping. The survey, New Hours of Service Change Viewpoints: 2020 Transport Industry Study, was conducted from…

Motorcyle driver on the road

As the seasons change from summer into fall and the sun sits lower in the sky, it is important to be more aware of the driving hazards caused by glare. Morning and evening rush hours can become suddenly more dangerous if you round a curve and find yourself staring directly…

Worker in a chemical plant, who is at a high risk of suffering injury while on the job.

The detonation of certain volatile industrial chemicals can cause serious bodily injury, death, and significant property damage in the workplace and possibly over a larger area. Tons of potentially explosive chemicals are stored in workplaces across North Carolina. Depending on its size, a chemical storage explosion could create a significant…

self driving car research

Will the federal government’s new voluntary program for automakers to share test data about the development of self-driving cars provide much useful information? The Verge, an arm of the Axios media company that reports on technology, says that initial reports about self-driving cars in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s voluntary program are…