August 28, 2014

Effective peer-to-peer ‘in-cab communication’ is key

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In-cab communication is an essential element in overall railroad safety. Too many fatal accidents and injuries have been attributed to a lack of or insufficient “in-cab communications.” Peer-to-peer interaction is the key component to effective in-cab communications, according to the UTU’s Rail Safety Task Force. Everyone knows someone who can benefit from peer-to-peer interaction. Post-accident [...]

Deiser: Distracted bus drivers a safety risk

By Richard DeiserVice president and director, Bus Dept. One of the most important issues facing the motor carrier industry is distracted driving. Safe driving requires total concentration — not just on our own part, as we must also worry about other drivers not paying attention to what they are doing. In fact, distraction can occur [...]