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Clock is ticking on Next Oil Rig Disaster

Billy Edwards | February 18, 2015

Remember the BP oil spill of 2010? Who could forget? It’s not a matter of if, but when, the next major oil drilling accident and spill will happen in the Gulf of Mexico. The downturn in oil prices aside, the number of rigs in the Gulf now stands at 59 – a 23% increase over [...] Read More

Trust in God but Take Five Simple Precautions around Big Trucks

Billy Edwards | February 9, 2015

As the big dogs on the highway, semi-truck drivers have an extra duty to drive safely. This includes driving sober, alert, defensively and within the law. The company that employs the driver also has the responsibility of making sure their drivers are properly trained, get enough sleep, are drug-free and aren’t forced to meet unrealistic [...] Read More

Truckers’ Sleep Rules Eased in a Congressional Holiday “Gift” that Could Kill You

Billy Edwards | December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas America. Thanks to Congress, truckers may now be forced to drive up to 82 hours each week, upping the risk that the person driving the semi coming at you on the highway might be dozing off. This is outrageous. Fatalities involving big rigs are climbing, rising steadily since 2009. Between 2011 and 2012, [...] Read More

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