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How The Rollback of a Child Labor Law Can Put Nursing Home Residents at Risk

Caring for our elders in West Virginia not only takes compassion, but also experience and the ability to perform tasks without error. According to NBC News, the Trump administration is currently rolling back child labor regulations initiated by the Labor Department and implemented by the Obama administration. This rule prohibits teenagers ages 16 and 17...

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What Retirees Should Know About Upcoming COLA Boost

The social security system is not only complex, but highly unstable. It is crucial for retirees to understand the upcoming changes and how they will be affected. A boost in benefits could mean higher medical costs In response to rising inflation, Social Security recipients across the United States will receive a boost of 2.8 percent...

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Truck Technology and Accident Prevention on West Virginia Roads

Over the past decade, car safety features have become more advanced and more common. Many features are now standard or more affordable, such as forward-collision warning (FCW) and automatic emergency braking (AEB). More importantly, research has shown that these features are reducing crashes. However, the vast majority of tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles lack these...

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Tired West Virginia Truck Drivers and Sleep Apnea

Truck drivers are vital to our nation’s economy and their job is tough. Driving long hours and thousands of miles can put a strain on their mental and physical well-being, making the prevalence of fatigue an important issue to be addressed. Being tired affects both reaction time and judgment, but it’s a part of the...

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Accidents Caused by Unsecured Truck Loads

Anyone operating a vehicle in West Virginia is expected to secure any cargo or objects being hauled. Failure to do so can result in other vehicles being struck by debris, resulting in serious or life-threatening injuries to their drivers and passengers. If an unsecured load resulted in your injury, or the injury of a loved...

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How Fatigued Are Commercial Truck Drivers?

Truck drivers are a critical part of our nation’s economy and they have a tough job. Long hours and thousands of miles of driving can put a strain on their physical well-being — making fatigue an important issue that needs to be addressed. Fatigue is a part of the job and truckers have turned to a variety...

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Trucking Industry Looks to Recruit Teen Drivers

Truck drivers may not need a college degree, but high school graduates still have trouble getting into the industry right out of school. Those who do are limited in their scope of work until they hit 21 because of federal law. While many states allow people to get commercial licenses at 18, federal law prohibits...

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Tips on Sharing the Road with Trucks in West Virginia

Accidents involving trucks can be some of the most devastating events on the road. With the massive size and weight difference between a passenger vehicle and a loaded truck, any collision between them has a strong chance of doing a large amount of damage. Thankfully, the number of total fatalities involving freight transport has decreased...

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