Category Archives: Regulatory Compliance

What is the Training Process?

What is the training process? What are the major steps that are critical to completing the full training management lifecycle? Knowing that training is a process is the first lesson. In the generic sense, “a process is a collection of interrelated..

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Railroad Safety Training Programs Fact Sheet

The US FRA (Federal Railroad Administration) is a highly data-driven government transportation agency in which every regulation, Safety Advisory, and Emergency Order issued is based on facts and research utilizing their advanced statistical methods and modeling. AQT Solutions is one..

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The FRA’s New Electronic Training Record Rules for Railroad Workers – eCFR 243.203

What Are the New Electronic Training Record Rules for Railroad Employees? New Electronic Training Record Rules for Railroad Workers – eCFR §243.203 – Starting in January of 2018, the FRA will be requiring new electronic recordkeeping standards for training completion that all railroad companies..

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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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Secretary Anthony Foxx Unveils $98.1 billion FY 2017 Budget Proposal to Expand Safe, Clean Transportation Programs

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Unveils $98.1 billion FY 2017 Budget Proposal to Expand Safe, Clean Transportation Options for More Communities Across the Country WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced President Obama’s $98.1 billion Fiscal Year 2017..

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FAA Urges Airlines to Assess Lithium Battery Risks

FAA Urges Airlines to Assess Lithium Battery Risks February 9- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued a safety alert to U.S. and foreign commercial passenger and cargo airlines, urging them to conduct a safety risk assessment to manage the..

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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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DOT Initiatives to Accelerate Self-Driving Vehicle Safety Innovations

Secretary Foxx Unveils President Obama’s FY17 Budget Proposal of Nearly $4 Billion for Automated Vehicles and Announces DOT Initiatives to Accelerate Self-Driving Vehicle Safety Innovations DOT 02-16 Thursday, January 14, 2016 Contact: DOT Press Office Tel.: (202) 366-4570 pressoffice@dot.gov DOT..

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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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Maritime Administration Celebrates Completion of the Guam Commercial Port Improvement Project

Maritime Administration Celebrates Completion of the Guam Commercial Port Improvement Project $50 million in essential infrastructure improvements will create jobs and boost the local economy PITI, Guam – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration announced the completion of the..

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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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North American Freight Numbers- August 2015

BTS Releases August 2015 North American Freight Numbers   The value of U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $92.4 billion in August 2015 as all modes of transportation carried less value of freight than a year earlier, according to the TransBorder Freight Data..

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Should the Trucking Industry Let Teens Drive a 40 Ton Truck?

Trucking companies are now pushing Congress to reduce the age limits for drivers, which they say will reduce a recruiting shortfall. Advocates believe the liability of having younger drivers falls on the company and not the regulators. They should be trusted..

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BTS Releases August 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)

BTS 46-15 Thursday, October 15, 2015 Contact: Dave Smallen Tel: 202-366-5568 Embargoed until Thursday, October 15, 2015 11:30 a.m. EDT BTS Releases August 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the..

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US Department of Transportation’s Beyond Traffic Report – 9/28/2015

PR SOURCE: DOT 85-15 Monday, September 28, 2015 Contact:  Office of Public Affairs Tel.: (202) 366-4570 pressoffice@dot.gov #RethinkTraining   LONG BEACH, Calif. – U.S. Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen and Long Beach Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal today hosted the third..

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