Category Archives: Hazardous Materials

What are the Railroad Safety Standards for Technical Training?

What are the Railroad Safety Standards for Technical Training? The FRA (Federal Rail Administration) outlines the Technical Training Standards Division (TTSD) manages the Office of Railroad Safety’s Technical Training Program for over 650 Federal and participating State railroad safety inspectors and..

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New Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Grants – $20M to States, Territories, and Tribes

DOT Announces over $20 Million in New Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Grants to States, Territories, and Tribes WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today announced it is issuing $20.4 million in New..

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North American Freight Numbers BTS Statistics Release June 2016

North American Freight Numbers BTS Statistics Release June 2016  All transportation modes except air carried less cross-border freight by value in June 2016 compared to June 2015 resulting in a 6.4 percent decrease to $92.7 billion in the total current..

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The TMS vs TMS Distinction – Training vs Transportation Management Software

The TMS vs TMS Distinction – Transportation Management vs Training Management Software I recently had the chance to attend the excellent TIA Capital Ideas Conference in San Antonio, Texas put on by the Transportation Intermediaries association. While scoping out the..

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BTS Statistics Release January 2016 North American Freight Numbers

BTS Statistics Release January 2016 North American Freight Numbers   All five major transportation modes – truck, rail, pipeline, vessel and air – carried less U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico..

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BTS Statistics Release: January 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)

BTS 14-16 Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Contact: Dave Smallen Tel: 202-366-5568 Embargoed until Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 11:30 a.m. EST BTS Statistics Release: January 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on..

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IATA Publishes Addendum 57th Edition Dangerous Goods Regulations DGR

IATA Publishes Addendum 57th Edition Dangerous Goods Regulations DGR The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has published Addendum No. 1 to be 57th Edition Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). Users of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations are asked to note the..

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What are LearnBots?

By JAMES J. GOLDSMITH, Training Industry’s eZine When one hears the word “robot,” the reaction frequently is one of either concern or amusement – concern because of movies like “The Terminator” and “I, Robot,” where machines decide it’s time for..

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What are the Top 10 Biggest Maritime Shipping Companies in the World Today?

Top 10 Biggest Maritime Shipping Companies in the World 1. A.P. Møller-Maersk – 2.8m TEU Danish company A.P. Møller-Maersk’s container shipping division Maersk Line operates a fleet of 580 container vessels making it the world’s biggest shipping company. The fleet..

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BTS Statistics Release: November 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index

BTS 03-16 Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Contact: Dave Smallen Tel: 202-366-5568 Embargoed until Wednesday, January 13, 2016 11:30 a.m. EST The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry,..

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DOT and Mobileye Partner to Equip Smart City Challenge Winner with Crash Avoidance Technology

U.S. Department of Transportation and Mobileye Partner to Equip Smart City Challenge Winner with Crash Avoidance Technology Partnership with Mobileye to outfit the winning city’s entire bus fleet with Mobileye Shield +TM technology; DOT seeking other interested partners LAS VEGAS..

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Why Use a Training Management System for Hazmat Training?

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), most transportation incidents involving hazardous materials /dangerous goods are caused by human errors. Training is the best way of preventing hazardous materials incidents. Using a robust..

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Port of Los Angeles Making History Once Again

Port of Los Angeles Makes History Once Again Posted by Gene Seroka on January 4, 2016 On December 26, the Port of Los Angeles proudly welcomed the largest container ship ever to call at a North American seaport. The vessel, the..

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What is an LMS?

What is an LMS? A learning management system (LMS) is a software application designed for the delivery of electronic educational technology (e-learning) courses or training programs. They are used primarily by colleges, universities, school districts, and schools use LMSs to deliver..

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Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains

A Rule by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration on 11/18/2015 On May 8, 2015, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), published a final rule entitled “Hazardous Materials: Enhanced Tank..

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LabelMaster’s Top 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Dangerous Goods

Did you know that perfumes, nail polish and adhesives are considered “dangerous goods?” Almost every industry involved in any type of manufacturing and distribution transports materials classified by government agencies as hazardous. Labelmaster, a leading provider of solutions for hazardous..

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FMCSA Final Rule to Protect Truck Drivers Against Coercion

FMCSA Final Rule to Protect Truck Drivers Against Coercion Article Courtesy of Trucking New, NOVEMBER 27, 2015 – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today said a Final Rule to protect truck and bus drivers from being forced to violate federal..

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Passenger Airline Employment Data – September 2015

BTS 52-15 Monday, November 23, 2015 Contact: Dave Smallen Tel: 202-366-5568  Passenger Airline Employment Data – September 2015 – U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.3 percent more workers in September 2015 than in September 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau..

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What Are the Most Common Hazmat Transportation Mistakes?

What Are the Most Common Hazmat Transportation Mistakes? The DOT has identified human error as a contributing cause for most hazmat transportation incidents. (U.S. Department of Transportation. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.) As outlined by the DOT, these human errors..

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What is a Training Management Professional Certification?

The Value of Training Management Professionals There are many specialized roles within the training environment and the individuals that fill these roles bring tremendous value to companies by improving their employees hard and soft skills. Training management professionals play a..

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What Are The Best Ways to Track Employee Training?

What Are The Best Ways to Track Employee Training? Avoid Using Paper Files – Use a modern system instead of an archaic, manual data entry using Microsoft Excel or similar dated record keeping methods. Your paper files are more at risk..

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BTS Releases September 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)

Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) – September 2015 The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 0.2 percent in September from the revised August level, rising after..

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What is the TSA Precheck?

What is the TSA Precheck? TSA Pre✓® TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Pre-check or TSA Pre✓® is an expedited security screening program connecting travelers departing from the United States with smarter security and a better air travel experience. Passengers considered low-risk who..

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