Category: Transportation

Safe Driving for Older Workers

You know that older workers bring skills, experience, and a respect for the rules to the workplace. But what about the driving? According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), “older drivers are more likely than their younger counterparts to adopt safe behaviors such as wearing a seatbelt and complying with speed […]

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Green Your Fleet: Renewable Fleet Power Has Hundreds of Miles to Go

How much time do your employees spend on the road? Statistically speaking, it’s likely that they spend more time on the road than ever before. America’s consumption of gasoline for transportation has increased steadily since 2012—it dipped downward from 2008–2012 because of the recession, but then it began climbing again—despite steady increases in federal fuel […]

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Green Your Fleet: Can Carbon Offsets Get You Where You’re Going?

In December 2017, Google announced that it would buy 536 megawatts of wind power to become the largest corporate consumer of green energy, and to fulfill its promise—made just a year earlier—to purchase enough green power to cover all of its electricity needs for the year. They only pulled it off on paper—some of the […]

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Green Your Fleet: Reduced Fuel Consumption Controls Costs and Carbon Emissions

Are you trying to reduce your organization’s carbon footprint? If so, you probably started with your facility power use—electricity and fossil fuels burned to light, heat, and cool buildings account for the lion’s share of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), electricity and fossil fuel […]

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Amtrak’s ‘Failing’ Safety Culture Faulted by NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined November 14 that the April 2016 fatal derailment of a train near Chester, Pennsylvania, was caused by deficient safety management across many levels of the organization and the lack of a clear, consistent, and accepted vision for safety.

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Four Opioids Added to DOT Testing Program

On November 13, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance published a final rule that expands the Department’s current drug testing panel to include four semi-synthetic opioids.

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EPA Proposes Amendments to Big-Rig Standards

The Trump EPA has issued the first of what is expected to be two proposals to amend the Obama EPA’s 2016 Phase 2 rules governing emissions from medium- and heavy-duty engines and vehicles.

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Six Tips to Avoid Being Drowsy at the Wheel

We all know the feeling—the almost imperceptible drifting off and your body begging you to close your eyes for just a few seconds. OK if you are on your couch or even at your desk, but if you are behind the wheel, it can be deadly. Today we’ll review some training tips you can offer […]

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