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Transportation safety

How the shutdown affected the NTSB

"Safety was not served"
October 23, 2013

The federal government shutdown may be over, but if an announcement from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is any indication, federal agencies and employees are not over it.


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Two transit workers die after being struck by train near S.F.

Train under “computer control” at the time
October 21, 2013

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will be investigating the deaths of two San Francisco area transit workers who were killed on Saturday when they were struck by a commuter train.


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J. J. Keller welcomes three new national account executives

New team's background in transportation technology solutions will help clients build smarter DOT compliance programs
October 21, 2013

Due to increasing demand, J. J. Keller has added industry professionals to its field team to continue exceeding customer expectations and help customers develop their DOT compliance and safety programs.


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Kids in cars: Seat belts and car seats make a difference

Traffic cashes a leading cause of death for U.S. children
October 21, 2013

More than a third of children under age 13 who died in passenger vehicle crashes in 2011 were not in car seats or wearing seat belts, according to statistics released recently by the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).


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Dangers of driving on autopilot

Snap out of it — develop your situational awareness
October 2, 2013
Autopilot is a nice little nuance of cognitive processing that allows us animals, especially humans, to plan, solve problems, or otherwise daydream while performing routine tasks.


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Domed and convex mirrors enhance safety

October 2, 2013
Since the creation of domed and convex mirrors as the answer to dangerous blind spots, some situations just don’t have a solution that works.


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2013 Drive Safely Work Week Toolkit available for free download

October 1, 2013

October 7–11 is Drive Safely Work Week (DSWW). The theme of the 2013 campaign is “Gear up for safe driving: Mind ·Body ·Vehicle.” DSWW is developed by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS), a public-private partnership that promotes road safety on and off the job.


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After fatal accident, feds shut down TX trucking company

REDCO showed “blatant disregard” for safety rules
September 26, 2013

On Aug. 12, 2013, a truck operated by Laredo, Texas-based REDCO Transport, Ltd. crashed into a van stopped on the shoulder of Interstate 20 in Louisiana. Three people, including the truck driver, were killed.


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Traveling hazmats need better documentation, says TSB

Canadian, U.S. regulators called upon to make changes
September 11, 2013

In the wake of the deadly July 6 train derailment and explosion in Lac-Mégantic, Québec, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has issued safety advisory letters to Transport Canada and the United States Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, asking regulators to review the processes for suppliers and companies transporting or importing dangerous goods to ensure the properties of the goods are accurately determined and documented for safe transportation.


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NIOSH rolls out safety info for young working drivers

September 4, 2013

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a new set of factsheets to help young drivers stay safe on the job: one for employers and another one for parents and young workers.


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