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NTSB Announces Leadership Changes

Robert Sumwalt NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt recently announced three leadership changes.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 5, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Study Shines a Light on the Dangers of Speeding

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A new study highlighting the perils of speeding on the nation’s highways urges action by policymakers and transportation stakeholders.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 6, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Standardizing Collision Avoidance Systems Is One of NTSB’s Most Wanted Safety Improvements

NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Automobile and truck manufacturers should develop a standard practice of installing collision avoidance technology in their vehicles, according to the National Transportation Safety Board, which named the system as one of its 10 Most Wanted Transportation Safety Improvements.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 4, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

During Shutdown, NTSB Didn’t Send Investigators to Many Fatal Accidents

NTSB NTSB investigator Robert Squire supervises the downloading of critical data from the truck involved in a bridge collapse in Mount Vernon, Wash., in 2016. (NTSB)

The National Transportation Safety Board said that during the 35-day partial government shutdown it was unable to dispatch investigators to multiple instances of fatal accidents.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
January 28, 2019
Government, Technology, Safety

NTSB Urges Collision Avoidance Tech, Data Recorders in Trucks

NTSB Rob Molloy Molloy by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Collision avoidance technology in trucks could improve the safety of operators and everyone else on the road, according to Rob Molloy, director of the National Transportation Safety Board’s Office of Highway Safety.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2017
Government, Safety

Senate Confirms Sumwalt for NTSB Chairmanship

Robert Sumwalt National Transportation Safety Board

Robert Sumwalt will serve as chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board after the Senate confirmed him to the post Aug. 3.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 7, 2017
Government

NTSB List Targets Many Trucking Issues; Hazmat Shipping Is Newcomer to Top 10

The National Transportation Safety Board unveiled its 10 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements for 2017-2018 on Nov. 14, with the independent agency adding shipping safety for hazardous materials in place of the completion of rail-safety initiatives.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2016
Government

NTSB Reveals Its Most Wanted List

The National Transportation Safety Board revealed its 10 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements for 2017-18 on Nov. 14.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2016
Government, Business

NTSB Slams FMCSA, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in Wake of Fatal 2015 Crash

More stringent drug testing and an expanded examination of truck drivers’ records behind the wheel could have prevented the June 25, 2015, crash that killed six people and injured four others, the National Transportation Safety Board said Oct. 4.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 4, 2016
Government

NTSB Faults Drivers, Carriers, FMCSA for Roles in Fatal Illinois Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board blasted both “high-risk” motor carriers involved in a 2014 fatal crash in Naperville, Illinois, as well as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for failing to prevent them from operating, at a hearing in Washington on Feb. 9.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
February 9, 2016

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