Christopher Hart

Government, Business, Fuel

NTSB Urges Increased Safety Requirements for Oil Tank Cars

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The National Transportation Safety Board on April 6 urged hazardous material regulators to step up requirements for replacing or retrofitting tank railcars that carry flammable liquids such as crude oil and ethanol with better thermal protection.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 7, 2015
Government

Sen. Deb Fischer to Offer FMCSA Reform Legislation

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WASHINGTON — Citing serious concerns with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s “flawed approach” in a number of areas, Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) said during a March 4 Senate hearing she plans to unveil legislation that would reform safety initiatives and ensure the agency is more inclusive of stakeholders.

Eric Miller and Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporters
March 4, 2015
Government

Senate Panel OKs Christopher Hart as NTSB Chairman

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The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation approved Christopher Hart as chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board on Feb. 26, sending the nomination to the full Senate.

Transport Topics
February 26, 2015
Government

Senate Panel Calls for Hearing on Truck Safety, FMCSA Regulations

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Scott Darling, acting administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, is scheduled to appear March 4 before a Senate subcommittee that has jurisdiction over trucking regulations.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 25, 2015