Transportation Safety

NY to fine railroad company for not disclosing crude oil train derailment

Canadian Pacific Railroad cars derailed Monday in Albany

New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Commissioner Joan McDonald said the Department will issue the maximum fine allowed under state law to Canadian Pacific Railroad  for failing to report, as required, the derailment of four tank cars carrying crude oil early Monday morning in Albany.


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Consumer advisory: Motorists should 'Share the Road' with motorcyclists

To kick off Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is reminding all drivers of cars, trucks and buses to look out for, and share the road with, motorcycle riders. A motorcyclist has the same rights, privileges, and responsibilities as any other motorist on the roadway.


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NTSB says pilots need better weather forecasts

Although the National Weather Service (NWS) usually has up-to-the-minute information on wind, fog, icing, turbulence and wind shear, it doesn’t always provide it to pilots during preflight weather forecasts – and that’s something the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) wants to change.


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Study finds high rate of highway work zone crashes in U.S.

Forty-five percent of highway contractors had motor vehicles crash into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC of America).


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Driver training isn’t enough

Good training is a key element, but only part of the puzzle for vehicle safety. Employers with vehicle fleets or employees who drive are aware (or should be) that the greatest probability of an injury incident is going to be vehicle or driving related.


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Work-home interference contributes to burnout

Especially for women, lowering work-home conflicts may reduce burnout

Conflicts between work and home — in both directions — are an important contributor to the risk of burnout, suggests a study in the April Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).


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FRA to issue proposed rule on minimum train crew size

"You never allow a single point of failure"

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Wednesday announced its intention to issue a proposed rule requiring two-person train crews on crude oil trains and establishing minimum crew size standards for most main line freight and passenger rail operations.


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NHTSA announces final rule requiring rear visibility technology

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a final rule requiring rear visibility technology in all new vehicles under 10,000 pounds by May 2018. This new rule will significantly reduce the risk of fatalities and serious injuries caused by backover accidents.


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Ten killed in Calif. truck-school bus accident

A collision between a truck and a school bus early this morning on a California freeway killed ten people and injured dozens more.


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Tips for safe tires

The only thing that keeps you on the road is your tires, so their condition is critical to safety. You should check them regularly. Q: When you check your tires, what should you look for/check? Answers can be: Tread depth and condition: there are “wear markers”' that will show when your tire is worn to the point of needing replacement.


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