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    • Could “Virtually Trained” Truckers Make Our Roads Safer?

      Could “Virtually Trained” Truckers Make Our Roads Safer?

      Trucker fatalities accounted for nearly 40 percent of all worker deaths in 2016, and several trucking companies are launching virtual reality (VR) training simulations to increase safety for both drivers and the public. For companies with large fleets of trucks, […]

    • Nevada Troopers Honor the Victims of Road Fatalities

      Nevada Troopers Honor the Victims of Road Fatalities

      Last month, Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) troopers held a vigil to honor 59 of the more than 300 people who died on Nevada’s roadways in 2017. Troopers paid tribute by lighting 59 individual luminarias—each with the name of a person […]

    • Nevada Officers Are “Joining Forces” to Keep Roads Safe this March

      Nevada Officers Are “Joining Forces” to Keep Roads Safe this March

      Law enforcement officers throughout the Silver State are participating in the “Joining Forces” program which aims to reduce the number of speeding drivers on Nevada’s roadways.  The Joining Forces program will be in effect through March 18, 2018.  The program […]

    • Advocate Group Says Nevada No Longer Has Worst Traffic Safety Laws

      Advocate Group Says Nevada No Longer Has Worst Traffic Safety Laws

      According to a new study released in January by the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Nevada no longer ranks among the worst states when it comes to traffic safety laws. In its annual “Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws,” […]

    • Trucking Industry Seeks to Recruit More Women

      Trucking Industry Seeks to Recruit More Women

      Women truckers make up only about seven percent of the industry’s total workforce. But because the industry is experiencing a severe driver shortage and the highest turnover rate since 2015, many feel that it is time to encourage more women […]

    • U.S. Traffic Fatalities Increase While Laws Remain Unchanged

      U.S. Traffic Fatalities Increase While Laws Remain Unchanged

      Following 2016, road fatalities rose almost 6% in the U.S. — marking the second year in a row with a substantial increase after years of steady decline. In fact, the U.S. has seen its biggest increase in motor vehicle-related death […]

    • How Much Liability Insurance Do You Need?

      How Much Liability Insurance Do You Need?

      While car insurance is required of every driver nationwide, you can do yourself a favor by paying for more than the bare minimum of coverage. There are two main types of optional coverage drivers can buy: medical pay and uninsured/underinsured […]

    • New Year, Same Dangerous Driving in Nevada

      New Year, Same Dangerous Driving in Nevada

      According to the Nevada Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety, there were 305 fatal crashes with 330 fatalities in 2016 and 297 fatal crashes with 326 fatalities in 2015—a climbing trend that is expected to continue as final […]

    • Roads Could Be Safer as More Truckers Comply with Federal ELD Mandate

      Roads Could Be Safer as More Truckers Comply with Federal ELD Mandate

      It’s been nearly a month since the electronic logging device mandate (ELD) went into effect.  The ELD mandate is a federal rule issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) aimed at creating a safer work environment for drivers […]

    • Data Shows Fatal Work Injuries Are on the Rise

      Data Shows Fatal Work Injuries Are on the Rise

      A report published recently by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that in 2016, fatal work injuries in the nation reached their highest level since 2008, with dramatic increases in workplace violence and overdose fatalities. There were 5,190 fatal […]