John Conley

John
Conley
President,
ConleyComm LLC
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John Conley established ConleyComm LLC where he develops written and oral communications on trucking and hazardous materials industry and regulatory issues.  He also is a member of trucking industry safety groups.

John  is Past President of National Tank Truck Carriers, the trade association that represents more than 200 highway transporters of commodities in bulk as well as nearly 300 suppliers to that industry. He retired from NTTC in December 2013. He joined NTTC in 1989 after serving as editor of Modern Bulk Transporter magazine for 12 years.  He is a past member of the Board of the Dangerous Goods Advisory Council, the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on the Transportation of Hazardous Materials, and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Hazardous Materials Committee.  He also served on the TRANSCAER National Steering Committee. Conley holds a Masters Degree in Journalism from the University of Maryland and is a veteran of the U. S. Navy.  He is currently writing a book on the history of the tank truck industry.

Articles
Mexico Propane Truck Delivery Explosion Raises “Could it happen here?” Questions 1

Serious hazardous materials incidents like the propane truck delivery explosion that killed 4 and injured over 70 in Mexico City on January 31 often lead to “Could it Happen Here?” questions from the public, media and government officials.  The answer is that though there is no way to conclude that such incidents could never occur, the tank truck industry and regulators from the US Department of Transportation have developed rules and practices to reduce the potential for such tragedies.

Tank trailer nitrogen deaths continue
In spite of efforts by carriers, shippers, cleaning racks and trade associations, workers continue to be killed by nitrogen widely used for product transfer and cargo protection in the tank truck industry.  The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently proposed a $30,900 fine following its investigation of...

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