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Melanie J. VanOverloop

Opioid Epidemic Leads to Increase in Trucking Accidents

Opioids are a class of highly addictive substances which are often prescribed for pain relief.  An individual taking an opioid can have slower reaction times, reduced coordination, blurred vision and drowsiness – all side effects that can impair a person’s ability […]

Melanie J. VanOverloop

Commercial Trucking Accidents On the Rise Since 2009

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the rate of truck accidents and fatalities has begun to creep up after several years of decline.  The nearly 11 million trucks that travel U.S. roads each year make up only […]

Melanie J. VanOverloop

Preparing for a Holiday Road Trip? Don’t Skip Out On Sleep!

It’s a well known fact that severely sleep-deprived drivers are at an increased risk of being involved in a crash, but what is less well known is how getting just two hours less than the recommended seven to eight hours […]