Washington – Serious incidents involving e-cigarettes and similar battery-powered, portable electronic smoking devices have prompted the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to issue a safety advisory aimed at commercial motor vehicle drivers.
Washington – Passenger railroads will need to adopt additional proactive safety measures to prevent incidents, injuries and fatalities, according to a final rule from the Federal Railroad Administration.
Greenbelt, MD – Brake violations caused about 760 commercial trucks to be removed from service as part of an unannounced single-day inspection initiative in May across the United States and Canada, the Commercial Vehicle and Safety Alliance announced July 26.
Washington – Commercial drivers who transport livestock and bees are exempt from certain hours-of-service requirements as part of a final rule published July 22 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Washington – The rail industry has no reason not to exceed a government-imposed deadline for key safety improvements to rail tank cars that transport flammable liquids, Robert Sumwalt, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board, said July 13 during an NTSB roundtable discussion.
Atlanta – Simple actions such as wearing seat belts, putting children in booster seats, and not drinking and driving could reduce the number of motor vehicle-related deaths in the United States, which has the highest rate of traffic deaths among 19 high-income countries, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states in a report released July 6.
Washington – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Federal Railroad Administration have extended to July 8 the deadline for comment on an advance notice of proposed rulemaking aimed at learning more about the effects of obstructive sleep apnea on transportation workers in safety-sensitive positions.