Washington – The National Transportation Safety Board on April 3 recommended new safety standards intended to reduce injuries and fatalities caused by vehicles sliding underneath large tractor-trailer trucks.
Washington – Stakeholders from the hazmat transportation industry testified April 2 during a House Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee hearing on funding priorities for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's next hazmat safety programming reauthorization.
Washington – Members of the House have requested that the Government Accountability Office evaluate two studies that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has used to justify changes to trucker hours-of-service regulations.
Washington – OSHA’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health is slated to meet in early May to discuss proposed amendments to the agency’s Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard and a proposed rule on beryllium.
Washington – In response to an airport shooting in November 2013, the Transportation Security Administration has released a report detailing the agency’s efforts to increase employee training, communication and support.
Grain Valley, MO – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is encouraging truckers to comment on – and address safety issues related to – a recent proposal that would require truck and bus drivers to use electronic logging devices to track their compliance with hours-of-service regulations.