fireworks

Star spangled shredder

"I like celebrating the Fourth with fireworks and big bodacious booms just as much anyone else, but I'm here to tell ya', I've had just about enough of the backyard displays this year. Mostly because I'm gravely injured ..." Sometimes, celebrating is hard.

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Driving Miss Hazardous Materials

"Things that aren't welcome in the Kroger parking lot for a thousand, Alex." ... Preparations for the Fourth well under way.

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FMCSA extends HOS exemption for two fireworks haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced its decision Thursday to renew the hours-of-service exemptions for drivers of fireworks haulers Illumination Fireworks and ACE Pyro, allowing them to drive beyond the 14th hour of coming on duty.

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Spaghetti sauce: More dangerous than fireworks

More on the exemption for haulers involved in July 4 displays.

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More just positively terrible ideas

"Probably not the best idea in the world to have something that makes random "pop pop" sounds in a warehouse crammed full of Black Cats and Everclear."

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DOT issues safety alert on transporting fireworks

As the nation prepares to celebrate the Fourth of July, the U.S. Department of Transportation is working on many fronts to help prevent unnecessary accidents and fatalities due to the unsafe transport of fireworks. Now through July 8, the department’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will conduct a nationwide roadside inspection sweep to ensure that commercial motor vehicles transporting fireworks categorized as Class 1 Explosives are operating in full compliance with federal and state safety ...

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Fireworks carriers seek hours exemption for 2 years

The American Pyrotechnics Association has applied for a limited exemption from hours-of-duty rules for nine motor carriers this year and 2012.

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