Tank Truck Rollover Prevention Summits
Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM
The Department of Transportation and National Tank Truck Carriers will co-sponsor three Tank Truck Rollover Prevention Summits this fall. Summits will focus on reducing rollovers, presentations by leading tank truck carriers and equipment manufacturers on approaches to rollover reduction, and development of training and management materials.
These summits will be held November 14 in St Louis MO, November 28 in Baltimore MD, and December 4 in Oakland CA. There is no charge for attending. Attendees will be encouraged to provide their own ideas on preventing rollovers and to help develop new training and management tools.
While the tank truck sector has one of the best safety records in the trucking industry, reducing rollovers and subsequent release of hazardous materials is considered one of the top safety issues by the DOT and the industry itself. DOT recently released the Cargo Tank Roll Stability Study, which found that, “Rollovers occur in more than two-thirds of the serious single-vehicle crashes of cargo tank motor vehicles.” More than 78 percent of tank truck rollovers are the result of truck or automobile driver error. (The study can be found at www.tanktruck.org by clicking on “news and events.”)
For more information, call NTTC at 703/838-1960 or request registration materials by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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