Powered industrial trucks are used daily across the United States. They make the impossible task of moving heavy equipment possible. When used correctly, they are great tools, but they can cause severe chaos on a worksite in the hands of untrained personnel.
The combination of large vehicles, heavy machinery, uneven terrain and large loads make the loading dock dangerous for warehouse workers of all kinds. Dockworkers, truck drivers and employees that work elsewhere in the facility must exercise caution when in this area.
For six days, a massive ship called the Ever Given captivated the world as it remained stuck in the Suez Canal. The resulting congestion cost as much as $10 billion a day, slowing global maritime trade.
2020 was a particularly high-stress year for supply chains. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted operations and brought new hazards and health risks that companies had to consider. As businesses head into 2021, the need for change is clear.
While relatively rare, seatback failures have been injuring and killing people for decades. According to one estimate, roughly 50 children have been killed each year since 2001 in rear-end crashes, and experts say that some of those fatalities were likely from front seats collapsing backwards.
The shipping and trucking industry has had to work within unique OSHA standards for years. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, logistics companies will have to adapt to new, changing regulations. Not everything is a matter of law, and some guidelines may be unclear, so this isn't always a straightforward task
Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council based on May data from all 50 states indicate that for the third month in a row, road users in the U.S. were at a higher risk of dying from a motor vehicle crash.
Since 2016, General Motors has fought orders to replace allegedly defective Takata airbags in over six million of its pickup trucks and SUVs, arguing in a series of petitions that the recall is unnecessary because the airbags are safe. Four years after receiving the first of the petitions, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has yet to rule on them, leaving owners of the vehicles in limbo.
After temporarily suspending its flagship DriveReady Advantage™ open enrollment program to avoid health exposure related to the COVID-19 crisis, the company has introduced additional social distancing components to continue providing fleets with essential driver safety training.