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March 2017 Archives

Breast implants linked to rare form of cancer

Kentucky readers should be aware that breast implants have been linked to a rare form of cancer that has claimed the lives of nine women, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The cancer, known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma, attacks the immune system.

Annual Roadcheck inspection blitz to target load securement

Kentucky truckers are probably aware of the annual inspection of fleets and drivers known as the International Roadcheck inspection blitz, which is conducted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. The event is scheduled for June 6 through 8 and will focus on how to properly secure cargo.

Toddlers are injured by nursery products every 8 minutes

Parents in Kentucky and across the country may be shocked to learn that a study from the Nationwide Children's Hospital has revealed that 66,000 infants and toddlers are treated in emergency rooms in the United States each year for injuries caused by nursery product-related accidents.

The future of autonomous trucks in Kentucky

While there are a number of self-driving cars being tested, computer-driven semi trucks aren't standard yet. One of the reasons for this is that it's difficult for autonomous trucks to make deliveries. While automated vehicles seem to have little problems dealing with roadways, the maneuvering involved in parking a truck at a loading bay is still difficult.

Volvo recall in Kentucky

As a result of a potential issue with certain airbags, Volvo is recalling approximately 5,500 vehicles. Vehicles included in the recall are 2017 S90, V90, and XC90 Cross Country cars and SUVs. Currently, Volvo is working with suppliers to determine if there are other vehicles that may be affected, so the recall may become larger after that investigation has been completed.

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