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PERSONAL READINESS KEY TO STAYING SAFE DURING HURRICANE SEASON AND BEYOND

With the proliferation of extreme weather conditions including hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes and floods, citizens have an even greater reason to develop and continually update a personal readiness plan before disasters happen. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects 12 to 17 total named storms this hurricane season.  New in 2023, the National Weather Service has […]

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Unplugged Oil Wells in the Gulf of Mexico Costly to Contain

It’s been almost 100 years since giant oil companies like BP, Shell, Chevron and Exxon began to construct offshore platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. A new study published in the journal Nature Energy found that approximately 14,000 wells which dot the skyline have been precariously abandoned in the Gulf and could cause significant environmental

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3 common causes of truck accidents and how to prevent them

When a truck accident occurs, it is often fatal. In fact, truck accidents cause up to 5,000 deaths per year. Some large truck accidents are the result of circumstances that the truck driver cannot control. However, there are a few common causes that truck drivers can prevent. 1. Distracted driving Like many other drivers, truck

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3 actions long-haul truckers can take to prevent accidents

Individuals who drive for a living usually recognize the risk of this profession as they travel on freeways and rural roads alike. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, many truckers travel more than 100,00 miles per year as they haul goods and materials, sometimes across several states. While some laws protect truckers

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How can you drive defensively around commercial vehicles?

Commercial vehicles play an integral role in the modern economy, as they deliver necessary goods to consumers from coast to coast. Still, because of their comparatively large size, semi-trucks can be dangerous to drivers and their passengers. In fact, according to the National Safety Council, trucks contribute to 9% of all fatal accidents in the

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