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Truck drivers are no longer required to annually report traffic violations to their employers

Truck Drivers No Longer to Report Traffic Violations

On March 9, 2022, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) amended its Record of Violations Rule. As a result, drivers operating commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce no longer need to prepare and submit a list of their convictions for traffic violations to their employers annually. The rule goes into effect May 9, 2022. …

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Prevent heat-related illness on Johnson City construction site

Prevent Heatstroke on the Johnson City Construction Site

During the summer months, it can regularly get above 90 degrees in Johnson City. This can pose a significant risk for Johnson City construction workers. If you are a construction worker or employer, you need to make sure you are taking proper precautions to protect yourself and your employees against heat-related illnesses. As summer approaches …

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Why Your Flood Insurance Rates May Increase

The new Risk Rating 2.0 system from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will raise rates for 77% of policyholders, according to a new study from QuoteWizard. FEMA sells almost all of the nation’s flood insurance coverage through its National Flood Insurance Program and requires businesses that own property in high-risk flood areas to …

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Cyber Liability Coverage in the Construction Industry

In recent years, cyber incidents have surged in both cost and frequency. These incidents have become a pressing concern for organizations of all sizes and sectors—and construction companies are no exception. Although employers within the construction industry may think that their cyber exposures are minimal, this often isn’t the case. Rather, such vulnerabilities can come …

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Preparing for Workplace Emergencies

September is National Preparedness Month, which encourages individuals and businesses alike to prepare for emergency situations, disasters and health risks that could occur in their everyday environments. Emergencies and disasters can happen when they are least expected. Therefore, it is crucial for employees to be prepared for a variety of workplace emergencies (e.g., fires, chemical …

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2021 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Each and every day, approximately 3.6 million professional truck drivers hit the road to help organizations deliver goods and supplies on their behalf. While the general public often takes these professionals for granted, their importance, commitment and dedication have never been more apparent than during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this newsletter you’ll read about National …

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How Complete is Your Business Contingency Plan?

A business contingency plan enables businesses to stay functional in adverse conditions, such as major technical issues, natural disasters, or other unexpected occurrences. These plans are often thought of as emergency action plans or disaster recovery plans, but business contingency plans go well beyond natural disasters. A well-constructed plan can mean the difference between staying …

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CVSA Brake Safety Week

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) recently scheduled this year’s Brake Safety Week for Aug. 22-28, 2021. This annual event emphasizes the importance of ensuring sufficient brake systems in commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). Specifically, the event highlights the role that brake maintenance and efficiency play in reducing brake-related CMV accidents on the road. Read this …

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Preventing Theft at the Construction Site

Job site theft has become a rising concern for construction employers across the country—resulting in the loss of valuable equipment and materials. In fact, the latest research revealed that such theft currently accounts for an estimated $1 billion in annual costs throughout the construction sector. Yet, there are several measures that construction employers like you …

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