Trucking accounts for a large percentage of roadway traffic across America, but unfortunately, along with the heavy volume of trucks comes an increase in trucking accidents. Accidents involving commercial trucks can lead to a variety of injuries, including broken bones, vital organ damage and concussions. In extreme cases, trucking accidents can lead to death. As a result, it's important to understand common causes of trucking accidents in order to minimize risk and improve safety on the nation's highways.
The California-based Walt Disney Company is one of more than 200 employers that recently submitted a letter urging the U.S. Supreme Court to extend protections provided by the Civil Rights Act to LGBT and transgender workers. Title VII of the landmark 1964 law prohibits discrimination based on gender, but it does not specifically mention sexual orientation or gender identity. Courts in New York, Illinois and Ohio have recently ruled to extend these protections. The nation's highest court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on the issue on Oct. 8.