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Tactics for securing a truck's cargo

As a general rule, the cargo in every truck on the road must be firmly secured so that it cannot shift or move during transportation. This can be done with bars, tiedowns, dunnage, dunnage bags and other types of devices. It's about more than just keeping the products in the truck, but about ensuring that they won't shift, causing a weight imbalance that could lead to an accident.

As noted, there are many tactics for doing this, with the most common being tiedowns. These are heavy straps that often have a ratchet system in the middle and two hooks in each end. The hooks can be inserted into anchor points in the truck, and then the strap can be ratcheted down until it is incredibly tight. This system allows for a far more secure hold than ropes.

Listeria a cause of food recalls

Recently, Blue Bell ice cream company recalled more than two dozen products after they were linked to illness caused by a deadly bacteria called listeria. This has many people wondering about the bacteria. Here are the answers to a few questions.

What should you do if you are in a car accident?

Getting into a crash of any kind while driving on the roads is a scary prospect. If you drive carefully and pay close attention to your surroundings, you can minimize the chance of that happening. However, if it happens in spite of your best efforts, you can at least handle any accident you may be in as well as possible.

First, any injuries need to be addressed. Call an ambulance when needed for injured parties in either car. If the only injuries are minor and do not require medical treatment, then you'll need to continue with the next steps.

When defective toys hurt your children

Defective products can be dangerous to anyone. A defective set of brakes could lead you to a catastrophic car accident; a defective ladder could cause you to fall while painting the house or cleaning out the gutters. But what about defective toys? Could they pose the same type of danger for your children?

The reality is that they absolutely can, and children are hurt every single year while playing with toys that parents assumed were perfectly safe. Things like bikes or scooters can be the most dangerous. Yes, bikes come with warning labels, and your child knows there is the danger of a crash, but, just like your car, issues with the brakes could cause an accident even when the bike is being used safely.

Semi trucks collide on Texas/Oklahoma border

Two tractor-trailers collided on the bridge that stretches across the border between Texas and Oklahoma. Technically, the accident was initiated in Texas, in Cooke County, before the trucks got to the bridge. The force from the crash carried them out onto that bridge so that they entered Love County, Oklahoma.

The accident took place on Interstate 35, at the Red River Bridge. The vehicles were traveling north, and those lanes had to be shut down for a time while authorities responded to the accident and cleared the vehicles out of the way. All of this took place at around 1 a.m. on March 19, but police had to work on the scene until approximately 6 in the morning.

Car seat safety can protect kids on Texas roads

There are many things that drivers in Waco, Texas, can do to keep their families safe on the roads. That includes everything from driving carefully to being very aware of the actions of other drivers in the vicinity. It also includes making sure that the children in your car are as safe and secure as they can be. One of the most important ways of doing that is a strong focus on car seat safety.

At the beginning of the 21st century, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration affirmed that half of the children 15 and younger who died in car crashes had been unrestrained at the time. This data was a clarion call to parents and concerned citizens about the need to make sure that all children are safe and secure when traveling in vehicles.

Texas driver dies of injuries from crash on bridge

Any accident on the roads of Texas is dangerous, with the potential for drivers and passengers of the vehicles to suffer injuries. In the worst cases, those injuries may even result in death for one or more individuals. That is what happened in a recent crash in northeast Denton County, Texas.

The accident happened on a recent Wednesday night. According to police, it occurred at around 7:30 p.m. The location was an icy bridge that is a part of U.S. Highway 380 between Paloma Creek and Providence Village. The Little Elm Assistant police chief confirmed that it resulted in U.S. 380's westbound lane being shut down while officers addressed the situation. The Texas Highway Patrol was asked to help block the scene in order to ensure the safety of the ensuing investigation.

Two children hurt in Texas car wreck involving an 18-wheeler

Any car accident will likely involve some damage to at least one vehicle. If someone is injured, especially if that person is child, the tragedy of the accident is compounded. A recent accident involving a passenger car and an 18-wheeler  involved all of these elements, and, unfortunately, resulted in injuries to helpless children who were passengers in the car.

The accident happened on Texas 114 just east of Rhome. It happened shortly before 7 p.m. on a recent evening. A Department of Public Safety trooper confirmed the details about what happened to the press.

Texas cosmetics store car crash causes injuries

People get injured in car accidents every day. This can happen if they are a driver or a passenger, on country roads or city streets and at any time of year. However, it is fair to say that absolutely no one expects to be in a car accident while shopping at a cosmetics store. Yet, that is exactly what happened in Texas recently, when a vehicle hit a building and went straight through a storefront window.

The shoppers at the store, Ulta Beauty, were surprised. They had to scramble to get out of the way as the vehicle came racing in. As they tried to escape its path, the car kept coming into the cosmetics store, winding two car lengths inside. The car was a Buick sedan.

Texas youth dies in tragic motorcycle accident

In a tragic twist of fate, a 17-year-old Texas youth was killed in a motorcycle accident the day after listing it for sale.

Investigators from the Texas Department of Public Safety are still investigating the motorcycle crash. However, it appears that the youth's motorcycle struck an oncoming Hyundai Sonata as the car was began making a left turn on Texas 105. When officials arrived on the scene, the youth was pronounced dead.

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