The Stop Underrides Act

Last month, Consumer Reports, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, the Truck Safety Coalition, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, and the National Safety Council Road to Zero Coalition announced their support for the Stop Underrides Act. The Stop Underrides Act is a bill that would “direct the U.S. Department of Transportation to issue rules requiring strong metal bars on the rear, sides, and front of trailers, semi-trailers, and single-unit trucks.” In the event of a collision, underride guards have been proven to help stop a vehicle from continuing underneath a truck. The metal bar guards will improve the likelihood that a car’s air...

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Shopping Habits of Millennials is Helping Boost the Trucking Industry

Consumers, especially millennials, are becoming more dependent on online shopping. Traditionally, “big” items, such as mattresses, furniture, and appliances were purchased in stores where the buyer could browse options, try it out, and use the store’s own delivery service. Times are changing. Studies have found millennials are comfortable purchasing everything online. eMarketer reported that online furniture purchases were expected to grow by 18.2% in 2018 hitting $50.32 billion total. In 2017, Amazon’s furniture sales more than doubled year over year. Searching for the best price, reading reviews, and setting up a delivery all with a few clicks makes online shopping all too easy...

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