Category: Transportation

Autumn drive

Thanksgiving Holiday Brings Road Dangers

The National Safety Council estimates 433 people may be killed and another 49,400 may be seriously injured (i.e., requiring medical attention) in car crashes during the upcoming Thanksgiving Day holiday period. The Council is urging additional caution because in 2017, Thanksgiving was the second deadliest holiday on the roads, trailing only the Fourth of July.

Focus on Fleet Safety: Asleep at the Wheel

According to a survey by the National Sleep Foundation, more than half of adults reported driving while drowsy, with almost a third reporting that they do so at least once per month. Commercial truck drivers, young people, and shift workers are some of the groups at the highest risk of driving while drowsy. Are your […]

Dump truck at construction site

Dump Truck Driver Safety Tips

Unloading a dump truck can be a hazardous operation, particularly when the ground is uneven or when the load is being delivered into a pit. This is a common scenario at mining sites. Moreover, dump trucks loaded with coal can face even higher risks because the load can be wet, freeze in the bed, and […]

Older driver

An Aging Workforce: Keep Older Drivers Safe

America’s aging population includes many people over the age of 55 who drive to and from work and have jobs that require driving. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) estimates that by 2020, 25 percent of workers will be aged 55 or older, and there will be 40 million licensed drivers. Also, […]

Transportation fuel oil gas

GHG Program in Oregon Found (Appropriately) Discriminatory

In a majority opinion, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit found that Oregon state violated neither the dormant Interstate Commerce Clause nor a provision of the federal Clean Air Act (CAA) when it assigned a carbon intensity value to transportation fuels produced out of state and imported into Oregon, […]

Tractor-trailer

The Safe Way to Back Up a Tractor-Trailer

Drivers of tractor-trailers are trained operators and among the most skilled drivers on the road. But meeting deadlines, fatigue, the need to drive in bad weather, and other challenges that come with the job can lead to bad judgment, accidents, injury, and death. On top of the hazards of driving itself, actions after arriving at […]

Security cameras

Security Cameras Catch Some Crazy Things …

A properly functioning security system is always on, ready to capture any threats to your workforce, property, or other essential assets. Sometimes, though, they bear witness to the best (or worst) of humanity’s “hold my beer” moments. All you need to do is head to YouTube and search for something like “security camera fails” to […]