AT&T recently released its latest advertisement in their “It Can Wait” Campaign. Meant to be a wakeup call to distracted drivers, it is getting widespread attention. According to the “It Can Wait” website (www.itcanwait.com), more than seven million drivers have made the pledge to “keep their eyes on the road, not on their phone.”
After a nine-vehicle, six fatality crash on June 25, 2015 along Interstate 75 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) declared Kentucky-licensed truck driver Benjamin Scott Brewer to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce.
All systems substantially improved by increased net braking ratio
July 29, 2015
As part of its ongoing investigation of the 2014 derailment of a crude oil unit train in Casselton, North Dakota, the National Transportation Safety Board has produced a Train Braking Simulation Study, which it placed into the investigation docket.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined that compliance with Southwest Airline’s stabilized approach criteria could have prevented a hard landing at LaGuardia International Airport in New York that injured eight passengers.
OSHA orders Oak Harbor Freight Lines to comply with federal safety rules
July 27, 2015
OSHA has again ordered Oak Harbor Freight Lines Inc. to stop retaliating against truck drivers who refuse to drive when they feel too ill or fatigued. The order comes after Oak Harbor suspended a 25-year commercial truck operator without pay at its Portland, Oregon, terminal after he did not feel well enough to drive.
With the summer vacation season in full swing, millions of Americans are on the road – roads that they must share with some very large vehicles. Through its Share the Road program, the American Trucking Association is using professional truck drivers to let the public know what they can do to stay safe.
The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) that is the first step of a larger agency initiative to upgrade the standards for truck and trailer underride crash protection.
Last week’s reports of lasers being pointed at 34 commercial jets as they flew over New Jersey were noteworthy for the sheer number of incidents involved, but unfortunately, are part of a trend that has become all too common. The FAA says last year, it logged 3,894 incidents of lasers pointed at airplanes, all over the country.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has found that a National Airlines Boeing 747 freighter crashed on takeoff from Bagram Airbase, Afghanistan, because the five large military vehicles it was carrying were inadequately restrained.