Do you refuse to put your bike in hibernation this winter??

Posted by Tony Brock | Aug 04, 2022 | 0 Comments

Some motorcycle riders in Nebraska believe that riding in winter is not an option, and they cover their bikes with tarps and put them in hibernation until the first signs of spring. However, you might have different ideas because, with the proper kit and some common sense, you can make slight cha...

Fall Driving Hazards.

Posted by Tony Brock | Aug 03, 2022 | 0 Comments

The fall season presents many unique hazards that truck drivers should be on the lookout for. Recognize the Hazards: Environment: Fall brings slippery road conditions due to rain, fog, early frosts, and leaves on the roadway.Equipment: Equipment deficiencies, such as tires with insufficient tre...

More commuters and increased construction: A disaster zone,

Posted by Tony Brock | Aug 01, 2022 | 0 Comments

The end of August brings thousands of students throughout Nebraska back to school. Newly licensed drivers, bus drivers and mothers and fathers dropping children off bring hectic situations to the roadway. As Nebraska's construction season comes to close, the combination of increased construction ...

ADDRESSING AGGRESSIVE DRIVING.

Posted by Tony Brock | May 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

Aggressive driving puts you and others at risk of serious injury or death. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), aggressive driving occurs when an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses that endangers other persons or property. Speeding, tai...

Everyday noises may cause increased risk of heart disease.

Posted by Tony Brock | May 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

The jackhammer outside the window, the honking horns — for many of us, loud noise can be a source of stress or a frequent annoyance. Heavy road traffic, loud office conversations, live music concerts, noise from construction sites or even loud telephones can cause generalized discomfort, difficu...

Healthy Eating.

Posted by Tony Brock | May 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

Healthy eating on the road is essential for maintaining a normal Body Mass Index (BMI) and helping your body function at peak performance. The key is to remember that healthy eating involves portion control and choosing foods wisely. Read the information below, and ask yourself if there are actio...

As a trucker, do you aim to get there quickly, or safely??

Posted by Tony Brock | May 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

Millions of truckers haul their cargo in big rigs across the country. Many of them travel from logistics companies in Nebraska. If this is the manner in which you earn your living, you will know that you have to consider more than the threat of crashes every time you embark on a trip that will ta...

2 vehicles collide, 1 suffers injuries, 1 flees.

Posted by Tony Brock | May 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

Crashes can happen almost anywhere, and the devastation they cause can be shattering. In many cases, crashes end up resulting in serious injuries for at least one victim, block off roadways and damage the surrounding area. Take, for example, this crash in Nebraska that took place on Jan. 30. Acc...

A surprising reason that aging makes you a worse driver.

Posted by Tony Brock | May 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

As people get out of their teens and become adults, they typically become better drivers. Generally speaking, a 35-year-old is a safer driver than a 16-year-old. Some of it is experience. Some is impulse control. At a certain point, though, the ability to drive starts to fade. The elderly often ...

5 key tips for helping someone with a spinal injury.

Posted by Tony Brock | May 09, 2022 | 0 Comments

After a serious workplace accident, it appears that a worker is suffering from a spinal injury. Maybe it was a workplace fall or an accident with heavy machinery. No matter how it happened, this is a very significant injury and their future could depend on how people around them react. Here are ...

Dogs biting mail carriers: Not just a stereotype.

Posted by Tony Brock | May 06, 2022 | 0 Comments

You can find plenty of pop culture references to dogs biting or chasing mail carriers. It shows up in cartoons, movies and TV shows. But don't make the mistake of thinking that it's a myth or just some sort of stereotype. It's a very real risk for mail carriers in Nebraska and all over the United...

Study: Accidents increase after a storm.

Posted by Tony Brock | May 05, 2022 | 0 Comments

When a winter snowstorm hits, you expect the roads to get more dangerous. You expect accidents and fatalities to increase. After all, driving in snow, ice and slush simply makes the roads more hazardous and reduces control. Storms can be dangerous, and weather patterns do cause car accidents. Th...

If you spot a drunk driver, what do you do??

Posted by Tony Brock | May 04, 2022 | 0 Comments

Imagine that the car ahead of you can't seem to stay in the right lane. It weaves over the center line, nearly drives off of the shoulder, and keeps drastically changing speeds. When you get to a stoplight, the driver stops well before it, then does not start driving right away when it turns gree...

Work-Related Injuries for Truck Drivers.

Posted by Tony Brock | May 03, 2022 | 0 Comments

Opening and closing trailer doors are two of the leading causes of work-related injuries for truck drivers. Recognize the HazardsEnvironment: High winds can catch a swinging trailer door while you are holding it and cause back or shoulder strains. The door could also hit you with great force. E...

5 factors that increase workplace fall risks.

Posted by Tony Brock | May 02, 2022 | 0 Comments

Falls are one of the main ways that American workers suffer injuries every year. While some occupations clearly come with greater risks — construction or painting, for instance — people can slip and fall in any industry. Companies and workers need to attempt to lower these risks, but the unfortu...

7 Tips to Trucking Safely Through Road Construction.

Posted by Tony Brock | Apr 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

About every three days a fatal work zone crash involving a large truck occurs in the U.S. That totals 133 truck-involved fatal work zone crashes each year, according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Highway work zones are dangerous for all highway travelers but are particularly diffi...

Tips for Safer Speed and Space Management.

Posted by Tony Brock | Apr 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

Driving too fast for road or weather conditions, tailgating, speeding, and failing to yield the right of way contribute to many vehicle crashes. They all boil down to one thing: poor speed and space management. Here are five ways you can be a safer driver by using good speed and space management...

What causes a dog to bite??

Posted by Tony Brock | Apr 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

Dog bites typically are not random events. They may feel unexpected to people, who often have no idea what they could have done to avoid the incident. The reality, though, is that dogs usually bite because of triggering events, which can be avoided. One of the main reasons that they bite is when...

Tips for safe night driving.

Posted by Tony Brock | Apr 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

Driving at night really does put you in more danger. You don't see hazards as clearly. You may be around more drunk drivers and drowsy drivers. Your reaction times suffer. Young drivers, in particular, tend to simply feel more nervous and uncomfortable because they are not used to driving in the ...

What to avoid doing around an angry driver.

Posted by Tony Brock | Apr 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

Driving can be an emotionally frustrating task, and unfortunately many have suffered the consequences because of that. Even if a driver is not drunk or distracted, a motorist filled with road rage can be a danger to many others on the street. Unfortunately, Nebraska is not lacking in angry drive...

Most teens do not think texting and driving is deadly.

Posted by Tony Brock | Apr 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

We know that texting and driving — and any other type of distracted driving — can turn deadly. Every day, accidents take lives all over Nebraska. When a driver looks down at a cellphone for even a split-second, that's enough of a distraction to cause a catastrophic wreck. No text is short enough ...

Better Health: Don’t lose sight of eye health.

Posted by Tony Brock | Apr 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

While various eye diseases and conditions are not uncommon as people age, any eye problems that go undiagnosed or untreated could cut short a professional driving career. Some eye problems, such as cataracts and glaucoma, can be detected early through regular eye exams. GLAUCOMA. The optic nerve...

Road safety and the national trucker shortage.

Posted by Tony Brock | Apr 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

A Pilot Program During an early July visit to Omaha, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced a federal pilot program designed to give younger military members a chance in the commercial trucking industry. Current laws stipulate that only people 21 and older with a commercial driver's lice...

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