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Jaguar Land Rover is the latest carmaker to join Takata airbag recall

Jaguar Land Rover issued a recall for 54,000 cars in the United States to fix faulty Takata airbags that have killed over 10 people and injured more than 100 nationwide. The luxury carmaker is the latest to join a series of recalls that have been ongoing for months. Millions of Takata airbags have already been… read more

Fatal collision due to tire separation

Tire separation was the cause of a deadly crash that occurred between a tractor-trailer and the south median guardrail on Interstate 95 in West Melbourne, Fla. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident took place in the vicinity of Palm Bay Road where a tractor-trailer was carrying a road construction excavator. The excavator fell… read more

Takata airbag recall now largest auto safety recall in history

Takata airbags have been linked to car accidents that have caused 10 deaths and more than 100 injuries, in Florida and elsewhere. Now U.S. officials have announced that an additional 35 million to 40 million airbag inflators will be recalled, adding to the 28.8 million inflators recalled since 2008, making it by far the largest… read more

Study Finds Pharmacist Workload Affects Error Rate

Pharmacists are more likely to make errors when they have more orders to fill, a new study found. The study, published in American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacy, was authored by researchers from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy and pharmacists at Houston Methodist Hospital. The researchers reviewed medication errors that happened over a one-year… read more

To Retread or Not to Retread: Review the Pros and Cons of Using Retreaded Tires

Fleet industries and consumers alike often wonder whether or not retreaded tires are as safe and reliable as tires with virgin casings. Across the board, from university researchers to trucking forums, there is no research or even anecdotal evidence that shows any differences in quality amongst the two. Pros of Retreaded Tires The primary reason… read more

Tire Blowouts: How They Occur and How to Repair Them

Tire blowouts are a serious matter on the road because they can lead to severe accidents. There are many different causes of tire blowouts. After the blowout, there may be legal claims drivers can pursue if they suffered harm from an accident. Tire Blowout Causes Roadway conditions are a major cause of tire blowouts. If… read more