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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
Government

Reducing Fatigue, Improving Fitness Make NTSB’s 2016 ‘Most Wanted List’

Eugene Mulero/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Policymakers, regulators and industry leaders need to adopt programs designed to reduce fatigue among truckers on the roads and other commercial operators to boost safety, the National Transportation Safety Board announced Jan. 13.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 18, 2016
Government

NTSB Safety Alert Warns of Oversize Loads

In the wake of two oversize-load crashes that led to partial bridge collapses, the National Transportation Safety Board issued a safety alert Dec. 9 to remind motor carriers of the importance of obtaining permits and carefully reviewing routes before transporting oversize loads.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
December 9, 2015
Government

NTSB Seeks Industry’s Help to Stem Synthetic Drug Use

2014 crash wreckage/Bloomberg News

The National Transportation Safety Board last week asked government agencies and commercial vehicle associations to help stem the potential use of synthetic drugs.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
November 30, 2015
Government

Investigators Unable to Determine Why Trucker Crossed Median in 2014 Crash That Killed 10

Federal investigators said they could not determine what caused a truck driver to cross the median in a fiery truck-motorcoach crash last year in Orland, California, that killed 10 people.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 14, 2015
Government

NTSB Calls for US to Mandate Collision-Avoidance Systems

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

The National Transportation Safety Board called on the federal government to make mandatory the installation of forward-collision-avoidance systems on all new motor vehicles, including large trucks.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
June 15, 2015
Government

Sen. Deb Fischer to Offer FMCSA Reform Legislation

Senate Commerce livestream

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 | Senior Reporters
March 4, 2015

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