Ways Trucking Companies Can Prevent Large Trucking Accidents

According to the latest data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there were 4,311 large trucks and buses involved in fatal accidents in 2015. This is an 8 percent year-over-year increase. There were 88,000 large trucks involved in injury crashes.

Truck accident

Any collision with a large truck is a serious one for other drivers. Data reported by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows most fatalities in large trucks in 2016 were those in passenger vehicles, or 66 percent. Of the remaining deaths, 16 percent were pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists, while only 17 percent were the truck occupants.

Trucking accidents are bad for business, they’re bad for your employees, they’re bad for other vehicle passengers, and they’re bad for your reputation.…

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Protecting Your Business’ Intellectual Property Around The World

Imagine setting up your business abroad, only to find six months later that somebody else is selling your product and you’re powerless to prevent it. Without protecting your intellectual property (IP) when trading overseas, a scenario like this could become a reality.

Preventing others from being able to copy and sell your inventions, product designs and ideas, or use your trademark is fundamental to the success of your business. If somebody else sells your ideas as their own, this can take away your market share, jeopardising your chances of growing in a new market, and damaging your reputation as a thought leader in the industry.…

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A Workers’ Compensation Guide for Small Business

Employees are imperative to the successful operation of all small businesses, perhaps even more so than for large corporations because those larger entities usually have workers they can allocate where there’s a labor shortage. But, what happens when an employee is severely injured on the job? What are the responsibilities of a small business? That’s what this guide aims to do, provide a basic understanding of a small businesses’ responsibilities when an employee becomes too sick or injured to continue in their job.

Workplace accident

“Unlike other personal injury claims, if you suffer an injury in the workplace, you don’t need to prove negligence was caused by the employer or if it was the employee’s fault,” says Attorney Dan Brown of St.

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4 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Law Firm

Before you hire a legal firm to represent your business, it’s important to establish whether they’re suitable. Your decision is largely based on your circumstances, alongside the proficiency of the firm in question.

Choosing a law firm

To learn about a legal firm’s success, you can start with a simple Google Search including your geographic location. For example, if you live in New Jersey you’d google for Law Firm New Jersey. From here you can evaluate various customer testimonials and success stories to help you narrow things down.

To find out whether they’re a good fit for your company, it’s important to ask the right questions.…

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How to Start a Company in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is a top business destination in Europe. Its connectivity, high quality of life, business ecosystem and access to talented workforce from around Europe make it a prime location for investors looking to open a company. Regardless of the chosen business field, starting a business in Netherlands is a straightforward process that will involve a few administrative procedures.

Amsterdam

The process can be reduced to a few key steps, which are briefly detailed below.

1. Choose a business structure

Once you have your business plan ready, it is time to choose a suitable business structure. This is an important decision because the chosen legal form will influence the degree of liability for the founders of the company and will require a certain minimum share capital.…

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The Advantages of Digital Compliance Archiving

According to recent studies, nearly 47% of business owners claim data growth is one of their biggest challenges.

If your business operates in the financial sector, then you have to take data compliance archiving seriously. Failing to put the right archiving solutions in place can lead to you having large fines levied against.

Digital compliance archiving

In the past, business owners had to rely on paper files and file cabinets to house this type of important data. As technology has advanced, so have the convenience of digital compliance archiving. Read below to learn about the benefits that come with handling all of your compliance archiving online.…

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Trying to Keep Your Delivery Vehicles Safe? Check Out These Essential Maintenance Tips

The damage caused by car crashes cost American businesses nearly $230 billion a year.

Keeping the delivery vehicles you have safe is something you need to view as a priority. Neglecting to provide these vehicles with the care they need can lead to accidents occurring. For years, The Clark Law Office has handled car accident claims that are caused by fleet maintenance issues.

Delivery vehicle safety

Rather than waiting until a lawsuit is filed against your company to change your fleet management policies, you need to take a good hard look at them now. Here are some of the things you need to consider when attempting to keep your delivery vehicles safe.…

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Legal Liability in the Workplace

America is a fairly litigious society, although we’re not quite as bad as our reputation suggests. The truth is, there are good reasons for many of the civil lawsuits that are currently winding their way through the court system.

Harrassment in the workplace

There are far fewer frivolous lawsuits out there than it may seem. When we think of “legal liability,” we often think of in terms of someone slipping and falling on a wet grocery store floor because the employees didn’t put out a “caution wet floor” sign. Or we might think of it as someone suing for medical bills after a texting driver plows into their car at an intersection.…

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Why Every Service Business Should Offer an Unconditional Guarantee

Trust is the most important thing when trying to bring in new customers, especially in the services industry. Customers have already heard nightmare stories about fly-by-night contractors, plumbers who never show and HVAC technicians who make the problem worse.

How can you win over customers when they view you as untrustworthy before they even use your service?

Offer them a guarantee.

Guarantee

Many service providers never think to offer a guarantee. They assume that services cannot be guaranteed. After all, you can’t send back bad catering or a bad haircut for repair.

When we say “guarantee,” we’re not talking about the service itself, but rather, customer satisfaction.…

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Superannuation Solutions for Every Size & Type of Business: Find the fund that is right for you – no matter the business you are in

Choosing the right superannuation fund for your employees can be a complex process regardless of the industry you are in or the size of your business. The number of superannuation fund options is vast and, even though you may already be an experienced employer, the laws and requirements concerning employers and super are not always easy to master. From 1st July 2018, new legislation regarding super will be coming into effect – adding further considerations to the existing rules. Therefore, it is crucial to have a clear strategy for selecting super for your employees.

Superannuation solutions

This article will discuss different sizes and types of Australian small businesses, the common superannuation problems that employers in these businesses tend to encounter, and what superannuation strategies these businesses could employ to solve these common problems.…

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