Hazmat/Safety http://bulktransporter.com/taxonomy/term/7354/more en Photos: NTTC Safety Conference 2017 http://bulktransporter.com/hazmatsafety/photos-nttc-safety-conference-2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Related story:&nbsp;Distracted driving requires drastic action by&nbsp;truck fleets, motorists in general</p> </div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/hazmatsafety/photos-nttc-safety-conference-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/hazmatsafety/photos-nttc-safety-conference-2017#comments Hazmat/Safety Fri, 04 Aug 2017 18:10:00 +0000 55421 at http://bulktransporter.com Split sleeper berth pilot program gears up http://bulktransporter.com/hazmatsafety/split-sleeper-berth-pilot-program-gears <div class="node-body article-body"><p>SEAN Garney, director of safety policy for the <em>American Trucking Associations</em> (<em>ATA</em>), said ATA supports the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration&rsquo;s (FMCSA) proposed split sleeper berth pilot program, which is partially based on a joint proposal submitted in 2013 by ATA and the Minnesota Trucking Association.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/hazmatsafety/split-sleeper-berth-pilot-program-gears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/hazmatsafety/split-sleeper-berth-pilot-program-gears#comments Hazmat/Safety Fri, 04 Aug 2017 17:52:00 +0000 55411 at http://bulktransporter.com FMCSA stepping up oversight of cargo tank repair facilities http://bulktransporter.com/hazmatsafety/fmcsa-stepping-oversight-cargo-tank-repair-facilities <div class="node-body article-body"><p>FOR the past few years, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has been pursuing tank truck safety, focusing more on the cargo tank repair and service facility side than the transportation side.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/hazmatsafety/fmcsa-stepping-oversight-cargo-tank-repair-facilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/hazmatsafety/fmcsa-stepping-oversight-cargo-tank-repair-facilities#comments Cargo Tanks/Trailers Hazmat/Safety Fri, 04 Aug 2017 17:49:00 +0000 55401 at http://bulktransporter.com A tank truck carrier strategy for addressing near-miss accidents http://bulktransporter.com/hazmatsafety/tank-truck-carrier-strategy-addressing-near-miss-accidents <div class="node-body article-body"><p>USHER Transport&rsquo;s Dave Edmonson explained the meaning behind the title of the panel he moderated: &ldquo;Horseshoes and Nuclear War Discussion: How to Handle Near-Miss Accidents.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/hazmatsafety/tank-truck-carrier-strategy-addressing-near-miss-accidents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/hazmatsafety/tank-truck-carrier-strategy-addressing-near-miss-accidents#comments Hazmat/Safety Fri, 04 Aug 2017 17:47:00 +0000 55391 at http://bulktransporter.com <p>Near-miss accidents were addressed by [from left] Dave Edmonson, Usher Transport; Ray Riley, Miller Transporters Inc; and Terry Kolacki, GLS Transport.</p> Distracted driving requires drastic action by truck fleets, motorists in general http://bulktransporter.com/hazmatsafety/distracted-driving-requires-drastic-action-truck-fleets-motorists-general <div class="node-body article-body"><p>AT any given daylight moment, there are 660,000 drivers that are using electronic devices in the United States while driving.</p> <p>In 2012, 421,000 drivers were involved in car crashes that involved distracted drivers and resulted in 3,328 fatalities.</p> <p>The National Safety Center&rsquo;s early estimate for 2016 shows traffic fatalities exceeded 40,000. Fatalities have been up 6% since 2015 and 14% since 2014&mdash;the biggest two-year increase in 53 years.</p> <p>This issue is one of the single greatest threats to road safety today. So, what can trucking do to help?</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/hazmatsafety/distracted-driving-requires-drastic-action-truck-fleets-motorists-general" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/hazmatsafety/distracted-driving-requires-drastic-action-truck-fleets-motorists-general#comments Hazmat/Safety Fri, 04 Aug 2017 17:43:00 +0000 55381 at http://bulktransporter.com <p>Distracted driving was the topic for a panel that included [from left] Mike Elmenhorst, Groendyke Transport Inc; Tracy Henke, NTTC; Todd Stine, Carbon Express Inc and NTTC Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year; and Terry Kolacki, GLS Transport Inc.</p> 2016 NTTC ANNUAL IMPROVEMENT AWARDS * http://bulktransporter.com/hazmatsafety/2016-nttc-annual-improvement-awards <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Andrews Logistics, Inc.</p> <p>Bork Transport of Illinois</p> <p>CLI Transport, LLP</p> <p>Cox Petroleum Transport</p> <p>Crestwood Transportation LLC</p> <p>Cryogenic Transportation LLC</p> <p>Dana Transport Inc.</p> <p>Dupre&acute; Logistics, LLC</p> <p>Eagle Transport Corporation</p> <p>Ee-Jay Motor Transports, Inc.</p> <p>Foodliner, Inc.</p> <p>Fort Transfer Company</p> <p>Frontier Transport, LP</p> <p>GLS Transport, Inc.</p> <p>Grammer Industries, Inc.</p> <p>Groendyke Transport, Inc.</p> <p>Harmac Transportation, Inc.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/hazmatsafety/2016-nttc-annual-improvement-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/hazmatsafety/2016-nttc-annual-improvement-awards#comments Hazmat/Safety Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:51:00 +0000 55581 at http://bulktransporter.com 2016 NTTC PERSONNEL SAFETY CONTEST http://bulktransporter.com/hazmatsafety/2016-nttc-personnel-safety-contest <div class="node-body article-body">2016 NTTC Personnel Safety Contest Winners</div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/hazmatsafety/2016-nttc-personnel-safety-contest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/hazmatsafety/2016-nttc-personnel-safety-contest#comments Hazmat/Safety Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:29:00 +0000 55571 at http://bulktransporter.com 2016 NTTC COMPETITIVE SAFETY CONTEST http://bulktransporter.com/hazmatsafety/2016-nttc-competitive-safety-contest <div class="node-body article-body">Competitive Safety Contest 2016</div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/hazmatsafety/2016-nttc-competitive-safety-contest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/hazmatsafety/2016-nttc-competitive-safety-contest#comments Hazmat/Safety Fri, 04 Aug 2017 14:34:00 +0000 55561 at http://bulktransporter.com FMCSA offering overview of Crash Preventability Demonstration Program http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/fmcsa-offering-overview-crash-preventability-demonstration-program <div class="node-body article-body"><p>On August 1, 2017, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will begin accepting Requests for Data Review (RDRs) into its Crash Preventability Demonstration Program through DataQs.</p> <p>Crashes eligible for the Crash Preventability Demonstration Program must have occured on or after June 1, 2017. The Crash Preventability Demonstration Program is expected to last a minimum of 24 months.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/fmcsa-offering-overview-crash-preventability-demonstration-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/fmcsa-offering-overview-crash-preventability-demonstration-program#comments Regulations Hazmat/Safety News Wed, 02 Aug 2017 01:00:00 +0000 55491 at http://bulktransporter.com Todd Stine named NTTC Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year http://bulktransporter.com/tank-fleets/todd-stine-named-nttc-professional-tank-truck-driver-year <div class="field-byline"> By Charles Wilson, editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Todd A Stine, a driver with Carbon Express Inc, was selected as National Tank Truck Carriers&rsquo; 2016-2017 Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year. The announcement came May 1 during NTTC&rsquo;s 69<sup>th</sup> Annual Conference &amp; Exhibits in Chicago IL.</p> <p>He is the fourth recipient of the William A Usher Sr trophy, which is sponsored by Baldwin &amp; Lyons Inc. Over the course of a 16-year career as a professional truck driver, Stine has accumulated 1.9 million miles of truck driving--1.6 million of them accident free.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/tank-fleets/todd-stine-named-nttc-professional-tank-truck-driver-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/tank-fleets/todd-stine-named-nttc-professional-tank-truck-driver-year#comments Tank Fleets Hazmat/Safety News Wed, 05 Jul 2017 17:12:00 +0000 53651 at http://bulktransporter.com <p>Todd Stine, a driver for Carbon Express Inc, reacts after being named the 2017/2018 National Tank Truck Carrier&rsquo;s William A Usher Sr Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year.</p>