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Workplace art and the federal agency that regulates trucking companies

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Symbols are important.  When we put them in our office, they remind us – and everyone who works in that space – of our goals and aspirations, and why we are there in the first place.

Sometimes, we can find out a lot about a person not just by what they write and accomplish, but also by the mementos or photos they choose to display in their workplace.  One example of this is Anne Ferro, the head of the Federal Motor Carrier ...

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Study says video monitoring systems could save 800 lives annually

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imagesA study of heavy truck and bus collisions conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) concludes that video-based driver safety programs could potentially save over 800 lives per year, prevent 25,000 commercial vehicle crashes, and reduce injuries associated with such crashes by nearly 40,000 annually. See more at: http://fleetowner.com/safety/study-says-video-monitoring-systems-could-save-800-lives-annually

Attorney Patrick Austin recently blogged about the impact this study could have on easily correctible driving behaviors. You can find the blog on ...

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Write a Letter or Make a Video to your Kids: What My Clients Have Taught Me about Mother’s Day

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We have the illusion of safety and control in our lives, but the truth is that none of us know whether this Mother’s Day (or Father’s Day) will be our last.  I just read a terrific blog – Slate: Dear Kids: This Mother’s Day, Write a Letter to your Children.  Leave Something for Them after You’re Gone, by John Dickinson.

The author reminds us to leave something in writing for our children after we are gone.  It can be ...

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