Transportation Safety

Reduce the potential for costly hazmat incidents

J. J. Keller’s new training program addresses all four areas of required training…including the most challenging one
February 6, 2014

Incidents involving hazardous materials can devastate a company. For hazmat employees, they can result in serious injuries, or worse. They can also cause damage to a company’s reputation, equipment, property, product and the environment.


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Fewer U.S. kids dying in car crashes

Child passenger deaths decreased 43 percent from 2002 - 2011
February 5, 2014

Motor vehicle crash deaths among children age 12 and younger decreased by 43 percent from 2002-2011, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


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Taking a cruise? How safe will you be?

NTSB to explore that question in an upcoming forum
February 4, 2014

The recent spate of cruise ship catastrophes has caught the attention of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which has announced that it will hold a public forum on cruise ship safety and oversight on March 25-26 in Washington.


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Who’s got your back?

January 29, 2014
When I was seven years old we came home one day from the grocery store and unloaded everything into the house while the car sat in the driveway.


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NTSB calls for tougher standards on trains carrying crude oil

January 24, 2014

The National Transportation Safety Board yesterday issued a series of recommendations to the Department of Transportation to address the safety risk of transporting crude oil by rail. In an unprecedented move, the NTSB issued the recommendations in coordination with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.


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Wrong way Corrigans tell NTSB they saw bright lights, landed at wrong airport

Shorter runway forced them to hit the brakes hard
January 20, 2014

The two Southwest Airlines pilots who landed a Boeing jet at the wrong Missouri airport last week told National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators that they misidentified airport  beacon lights when they landed a Boeing 737-700 at the wrong Missouri airport January 13.


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Weather, not anti-fatigue rules caused flight cancellations, say pilots

January 16, 2014

The recent spate of airline flight cancellations due to the polar vortex was not made worse by the Departments of Transportation’s (DOT) new hours-of-service rules for pilots, according to the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).


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NTSB releases “Ten Most Wanted” list of transportation improvements for 2014

January 16, 2014

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) today released its 2014 Most Wanted List, the top 10 advocacy and awareness priorities for the agency for 2014, which for the first time includes improving operational safety in rail mass transit.


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Speed not a factor in Dec. North Dakota train derailments, collision

NTSB wraps up on scene work, moves investigation to D.C. headquarters
January 14, 2014

The Dec. 30th train accident near Casselton, North Dakota caused an estimated $6.1 in damage – and promoted the evacuation of 1,400 residents. A preliminary report issued by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) lays out the facts and figures behind the derailments and collision involving two BNSF Railway trains, but does not identify a cause.


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Crossroads of life and death

January 10, 2014

I never made a conscious decision to take up this line of work. In fact, it all happened by chance and coincidence, as so many of life’s bigger decisions do; you reach a crossroads, a path opens up and you think, why not?


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