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May 2018 Archives

Planning alimony in 2019

As any recent divorcee in Connecticut will testify, an integral part of the separation proceedings is figuring out the size and conditions of alimony payments. This is all the more pertinent thanks to the fact that alimony payments are governed by ever-changing laws.

CVSA to enforce traffic rules from July 15 to 21

In 2007, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance established the Operation Safe Driver Program in an effort to cut down on highway accidents, injuries and deaths. As part of this program, it hosts a nationwide event called Operation Safe Driver Week once a year. Drivers in Connecticut should know that this year, the event will be held between July 15 and 21.

E-commerce boom highlights warehouse safety issues

Connecticut residents may have read media accounts about the harsh conditions at many e-commerce fulfillment centers. In many cases, warehouse workers are put under extreme pressure to gather items that have been ordered and ship them out quickly. Media reports have alarmed workplace safety advocates because many warehouse workers have been killed or injured in job-related accidents. However, there are steps that fulfillment center and warehouse employers can take to mitigate these risks.

One startup's efforts may benefit U.S. trucking industry

Commercial truckers carry roughly 70 percent of the nation's cargo. Considering the prevalence of this mode of freight transportation, it's important to ensure that truckers drive safely. Unfortunately, with the average trucker putting in as much as 70 hours across an eight-day workweek, driver fatigue remains a major safety issue. An estimated 100,000 truck crashes occur every year because of fatigue.

Safety group hopes to eliminate highway deaths.

A major road safety organization is launching an ambitious plan to make the highways of New London, Connecticut and the rest of the nation safer. The goal is lofty but in the nation's best interest. Simply put, the organization seeks to bring the number of highway accident deaths to zero within 32 years.

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