People are wondering how safe driverless cars will really be

Will driverless cars really be safe? That’s the question many people have on their minds as multiple road trials now under way make it seem inevitable that driverless cars will soon become common on our highways. We will soon be sharing the road with vehicles that are controlled by computer programming, GPS and elaborate algorithms. Autonomous vehicles will make decisions on their own. But…

Distracted drivers cause accident and can put you, and others in danger.

Driving is something that too many people take lightly these days. Although new driver assist technologies can help, nothing beats being a careful driver. Distracted drivers are one of the biggest causes of car accidents on the road today. Distracted driving can be defined as what occurs when a person engages in any activity that has the potential to distract him or her…

Daimler, parent company of Freightliner and Mercedes Benz to invest more in autonomous trucks.

The push towards driverless technology continues to be in high gear and the trucking industry is in the middle of it. The recent announcement by Daimler, the German manufacturer of several truck brands including Freightliner seems to indicate just that.  A top executive at Daimler recently announced that the company will devote as much as $572 million…

Some drug testing and incentive programs are now ok as far as OSHA is concerned.

In a move that is seen by many as a reversal of previous policy, OSHA has apparently had a change in its interpretation of certain drug testing and incentive programs by employers.  Regarding its view of employers’ post-incident drug testing programs and injury rate-based incentive programs OSHA has had a change of opinion. This change has come to light in a memorandum sent to…