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Companies in US Added 216,000 Employees in November, ADP Says Read more at: htt
Companies in November added the most workers to U.S. payrolls since June, data from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, New Jersey, showed Nov. 30.
• Private payrolls climbed by 216,000 (forecast was 170,000) after a 119,000 gain in October that was revised down from 147,000. • Goods-producing industries, which include manufacturers and builders, reduced headcounts by 11,000 after a 20,000 decrease. • Service providers boosted payrolls by 228,000 after a 138,000 increase.
Big Picture Hiring managers’ need for more workers is helping to sustain the job-market progress that Federal Reserve officials have noted ahead of their December meeting, at which they’re expected to raise interest rates for the first time in a year. The ADP report may also help bolster economists’ forecasts for private payrolls before the Dec. 2 release of November employment data from the Labor Department.
“There is little evidence that the uncertainty surrounding the presidential election dampened hiring,” Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics Inc. in West Chester, Pennsylvania, said in a statement. Moody’s produces the figures with ADP.
• Hiring in construction rose by 2,000, after a drop of 16,000. • Factories subtracted 10,000 workers, the fourth decline in five months. • Companies employing 500 or more workers increased staffing by 90,000 jobs; payrolls climbed by 89,000 at medium-size businesses, or those with 50 to 499 employees; while small companies’ payrolls rose by 37,000. • Trade, transportation and utilities companies boosted payrolls by 69,000, the most this year.
TORONTO --Canada Cartage announced it has strengthened its
communications and IT infrastructure through a new partnership with
The company is making a shift towards cloud-based services and has
co-located its data operations with Bell’s Q9 Networks. The move will
expand capabilities and offer enhanced protection for its IT operations,
Canada Cartage says.
“With access to Bell’s network of all-Canadian data centres and
robust broadband fibre networks, our partnership makes Canada Cartage’s
IT and communications systems more secure and reliable. Along with a
number of other initiatives, this move will see Canada Cartage
recognized as a technology leader in the transportation industry,” says
Daniel Roy, vice-president, information technology and CIO at Canada
In addition to data hosting, Bell will also provide Canada Cartage
with a range of telecommunication services, including private data
networking, wavelength redundancy, wireline voice capability and mobile
“As the operator of Canada’s largest network of data centres and most
extensive broadband fibre network, Bell is proud to support Canada
Cartage’s technology leadership with a complete suite of customized
telecommunications and data solutions,” says Gary Isaacs, director of
sales for Bell Business Markets. “Canada Cartage has adopted world-class
technology to securely and comprehensively serve their customers’
requirements today and for years to come.”
FARMINGTON HILLS, MI--Tobias Waldeck is the new vice-president of
sales, marketing and remarketing for Daimler Truck Financial’s U.S.
market. Waldeck has been managing director of Daimler financial services Mexico.
has proven to be an effective leader who values the importance of our
strong business relationships at Daimler Truck Financial, and he brings
extensive commercial financing and leasing experience to the team,” said
Steve Goodale, vice-president of Daimler Truck Financial. “He will
continue to build upon the long-term partnership that Daimler Truck
Financial has with our brand partner, Daimler Trucks North America, and
provide exceptional support to our valued dealers and customers.”
Waldeck will be replacing Victor Calderon, the new managing director for financial services in Mexico.
Waldeck will be responsible for
financial products and services for dealers and customers of Daimler
Truck North America’s commercial vehicle brands.
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The Canadian Association of Movers (CAM)
held their annual awards ceremony on last week and honored professional
moving companies across the country and individuals who work for them.
The CAM awards recognize outstanding service by moving companies and
individuals who have contributed to the growth and professionalism of
the moving industry:
Public Service Award honors an individual or group
who has performed a significant act of humanitarian achievement: Jay’s
Transportation Group (Sask & Alberta)
Agent of the Year Award recognizes a moving company
who provides outstanding corporate citizenship and customer service
excellence: AMJ Campbell (North Bay)
Independent Mover of the Year Award recognizes an independent mover who demonstrates outstanding performance: MIB Moving Inc. (Fort McMurray)
Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual who exemplifies CAM standards for quality: Jim Calhoun, United Van Lines (Canada)
Innovators Award recognizes innovations and
significant breakthroughs in the moving industry: Franco Collard,
Déménagement Drummond Inc. (Drummondville)
Industry Achievement Award recognizes an individual
who demonstrates innovation, leadership and serves as an inspiration to
others: Bob Smith, QHP Moving & Storage Ltd. (Edmonton)
Move for Hunger Award recognizes a moving company who has contributed the most food for the cause: Armstrong Moving & Storage (Mississauga)
“The recipients are well-deserving of their awards and we are proud
of each of them,” said Paul Leader, president and CEO of CAM. “Every day
we educate consumers on how to pick credible, professional movers. The
winners of the CAM awards are excellent examples of this and an
inspiration to others.”
CTA looks for similar oversight in Canada as in US
TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has called
on the federal government to broaden its oversight powers under the
Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) to prevent tampering of
mandatory emissions control devices in heavy trucks.
Pointing to oversight powers in the US’s Clean Air Act, the CTA’s
submission outlined how the vast majority of the trucking industry
complies with the environmental rules, but also the industry’s
frustration with the negative impact environmental control devices have
on equipment reliability and driver wellbeing.
“In the US there are significant fines and legal consequences for the
manufactures, sellers and installers of aftermarket devices and
services designed to circumvent emission controls,” senior
vice-president Stephen Laskowski explained during the Standing Committee
on Environment and Sustainable Development meeting. “In Canada, no such
powers exist under CEPA after the vehicle is sold to the consumer. This
fact – coupled with spotty or non-existent provincial regulations and
enforcement to prevent sales and installation of emissions control
defeat devices – means that we now find ourselves in a situation where
harmful environmental, and unfair business practices are allowed to
continue, unchecked. This needs to be corrected.”
Not making excuses for those who attempt to bypass the emissions
control systems, the CTA says volatile engine performance has forced
many companies to add up to 20% more trucks to their fleet than was
required to cover the vehicles put out of service due to emissions
“This is obviously very frustrating for fleet owners, especially
those who play by the rules and have to unfairly compete with carriers
who have found aftermarket businesses that will disable the emissions
control system,” said Laskowski. “Governments need to play a stronger
role in not only cracking down on the tampering market, but also
reducing demand for that market by correcting the reliability factor and
offering carriers some recourse when new equipment doesn’t work
The CTA has recommended several measures to help rectify this issue,
including the CEPA be amended to allow the federal government to enforce
similar penalties as the US Clean Air Act for engine tampering; that
Transport Canada and Environment Canada assist the CTA in championing
for a tampering inspection; testing protocols be established for
emission reduction qualifying technology and supporting wiring systems;
ensure manufacturers and importers pay for repairs during a recall and
that new vehicles perform reliably before being sold to the public; and
look at a modified form of ‘limp mode’ technology.
Driver charged after tractor trailer rollover on Highway 401
A 30-year-old truck driver has been charged after a tractor trailer rollover on Highway 401 near Tilbury on Wednesday night.
Chatham-Kent OPP responded to the crash around 10:30 p.m. on Highway 401 near Dillion Road.
Investigation indicated that an eastbound tractor trailer, which was
travelling in the construction zone, had rolled onto its side and came
to rest in the ditch, partially blocking the eastbound passing lane.
The male driver of the transport truck was transported to a local
hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
As a result of the collision, the 30-year-old male driver of Brampton has been charged with careless driving.
Police say Highway 401 eastbound will be closed for several hours Thursda to allow for the safe removal of the vehicle.
FRANSISCO -- A jury awarded more than 800 Wal-Mart drivers $54 million
in damages Wednesday stating that the company “intentionally failed” to
pay them minimum wage between October 2005 and October 2015. Attorneys
for the drivers said additional penalties could push the amount to $150
million. That will be determined by a judge at a later date.
ATTENTION WALMART DRIVERS: Wages are not based on hours.
to media reports the retailing giant did not adequately compensate
drivers--in accordance with California law--for inspecting and washing
their trucks or layovers.
Wal-Mart argued that it paid drivers for activities that
included other, smaller tasks, and could not have a separate payment
designation for everything they did, some of which took just minutes.
A story in The Guardian reported that Wal-Mart
attorney Scott Edelman compared what the drivers were asking for to a
baker who charges a flat fee for a cake, not the individual tasks of
buying the eggs, putting the cake in the oven or cleaning the dishes
“When you pay a baker $20 to bake a cake, what are you paying
that baker to do?” Edelman said during his closing argument. “Is it just
to put the cake in the oven for however long? Because that's
essentially what the plaintiffs are arguing.”
Edelman said Wal-Mart pays drivers $42 for 10-hour overnight
layovers as an extra benefit, but it does not control their time during
The ruling could open Wal-Mart up to more payouts.
Wal-Mart company drivers are reputed to be among the best-paid in the industry. According to www.truckdriversalary.com, the average full-time driver in Wal-Mart’s private fleet earns $82,000 per year working 5.5 days a week.
TORONTO, Ont. — Toronto Mayor John Tory is expected to endorse road
tolls on two major Toronto roadways later today at a luncheon speech at
the Toronto Region Board of Trade.
According to several news outlets,
the introduction of tolls on the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner
Expressway will help raise $300 million a year for the government. It is
estimated that close to 110,000 drivers use the DVP north of
Bayview/Bloor and 228,000 drivers use the Gardiner east of Highway 427
Though details are still unclear about when and how the tolls would
be imposed on the highway, a staff report filed in September 2015
proposed that drivers could pay a flat fee of $1.25-$3.25, or the roads
could adopt a distance-based system where drivers pay between 10-35
cents per kilometer traveled. In both cases, the report stated that
trucks would pay double the set amount.
The Canadian Press
reported that the revenue generated from the tolls would only be spend
on “road and transit projects…and not go into general city revenues.”
As well, Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca says
that Tory would need the province’s approval to go forward with road
tolls. He said that he will review all plans put forward “very
Logistics services provider Transplace Inc. moved to expand in Canada with the acquisition of an Ontario business for an undisclosed amount.
“The addition of Lakeside Logistics complements Transplace’s current geographical footprint as well as the company’s mission to deliver outstanding transportation management, intermodal, brokerage and cross-border trade management services to shippers across North America,” said Tom Sanderson, CEO of Transplace, which is based in Plano, Texas. Transplace ranks No. 15 on the Transport Topics list of top freight brokerage firms.
In 2012, Transplace acquired Torus Freight Systems, another Canadian logistics service provider, and has since opened offices in Calgary, Alberta, and Montreal.
Jeff Moore, president of Oakville-based Lakeside Logistics, said he wants to help grow Transplace’s footprint in Canada. The deal “gives our customers access to the company’s broad range of transportation services, logistics technology and deep industry expertise.”
Lakeside will operate as part of Transplace’s transportation management business unit, company officials said.
JERSEY-- The Wal-Mart driver whose accident made headlines around the
continent because some celebrities were in the other vehicle will
probably be able to avoid jail time.
MORGAN: He's recovered and back on tour
2014, actor-comedian Tracy Morgan was a passenger in a van rear-ended
by a Wal-Mart truck. Another passenger, a professional comedian named
James McNair, died in the crash. Morgan as well as several other
passengers were injured. Morgan was in a coma for two weeks and has
The Wal-Mart driver was charged with vehicular homicide
and four counts of aggravated assault. Authorities said he faced up to
30 years and at the time, the driver plead not-guilty.
After the accident, a National Transportation Safety
Board report said the driver--Kevin Roper--had been awake for almost 30
hours in the time leading up to the accident. In May, 2015, Wal-Mart
and Roper's family agreed to an undisclosed settlement and that same
year, Wal-Mart and McNair's children agreed to a $15-million settlement.
This week, the driver changed his plea to
guilty and accepted a three-year pre-trial intervention program followed
by 300 hours of community service.
Charges will be dropped if he completes the program.
Manitoulin donates $100K to Nature Conservancy of Canada
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Manitoulin Transport revealed today that
it has has donated a total of $100,000 to Nature Conservancy of Canada
(NCC) with this year’s annual holiday gift.
The transport company says the funds will be used to help NCC deliver
on its mandate to conserve and protect natural habitats in Canada of
“We are delighted to continue our support of NCC — a highly respected
organization known to produce tangible results,” said Jeff Smith,
executive vice-president, Manitoulin Transport and Manitoulin Group of
Companies. “Our company is national in scope and we care deeply about
the communities across Canada where we do business and where our staff
and customers live. The holidays are a time for giving and it simply
makes sense to support NCC in their mandate of nature preservation which
benefits us all and aligns with our company’s core value of operating
Jeff Smith with NCC’s John Grant
“We thank Manitoulin Transport for the generous donation and for
their continued and significant support over many years,” added John
Grant, program director, midwestern Ontario, NCC. “During the time that
Manitoulin Transport first got involved with NCC, the importance of
conservation was not nearly as well understood as it is today.
Manitoulin Transport has shown great leadership, not just within their
own industry but among companies in general, by getting involved and
staying involved with NCC and our important work. It is very gratifying
to have the support of a company of such calibre as Manitoulin Transport
and we look forward to many more years of partnership with them.”
“As a transportation and logistics company, we fully understand that
just one breakdown in a chain can unsettle an entire process,” said
Smith. “Nature operates in a similar way, which is why we take steps to
operate our business in a socially responsible manner and to limit our
impact on the environment. In fact, Manitoulin Transport is the first
transportation company in Canada to be certified in ISO 14001 — a
world-renowned environmental management standard. Contributing to NCC
enables us to go a step further and help protect ecologically important
land in Canada and the species that call it home — for its intrinsic
value, and for the benefit and enjoyment of generations to come. We hope
our support of NCC inspires others to do the same.”
Healthy Truck, Morneau Shepell launches new driver assistance program
LONDON, Ont. — Healthy Trucker, in partnership with Morneau
Shepell, will be launching the first assistance program for professional
truck drivers called the Healthy Trucker Assistance Program (HTAP).
This new assistance program will help fleets decrease traffic incidents
and driver turnover by focusing on reducing major health risks that
effect drivers like depression, sleep apnea, obesity and more.
“Over the past two years, I have worked with a lot of drivers that
were having trouble maintaining a healthy weight and getting a good
night’s sleep,” said Andrea Morley, health coach at Healthy Trucker.
“Much of the time there would be an underlying issue that increased a
driver’s stress level, causing them to have poor diet, exercise, and
sleep habits. Everything from trouble with their spouse at home, to debt
issues, to frustration with dispatchers at work can cause a driver to
have difficulty looking after their health.”
Studies show that trucking industry has some major driver health
issues that are increasing our driver shortage. Some of these driver
health issues are:
Over 28% suffer from mild to severe sleep apnea (ATRI, 2002)
Between 15%-24% suffer from depression (M. Shatell, 2012)
More than 69% are classified as obese (National Institute of Health, 2014)
22% have hypertension (National Institute of Health, 2014)
51% are smokers (National Institute of Health, 2014)
14% have diabetes (National Institute of Health, 2014)
The HTAP is a trucking specific assistance program that will focus on
providing over the phone and in-person assistance for drivers about
health (both physical and mental), finance, family, work and life.
“It’s our goal to create a better work life balance for professional
truck drivers,” said Glenn Caldwell, v.p. of sales at Healthy Trucker.
“These men and women are faced with some tough obstacles… spending time
away from family, loads of paperwork, demanding schedules and too much
alone time. We want to be there to take some of this stress away so that
our members can do what they do best… drive safely!”
M“Working with Healthy Trucker allows us to reach independent
contractors and company drivers in a new way. Healthy Trucker recognizes
the unique challenges drivers face and the HTAP will provide drivers
with accessible, flexible and impactful support. We are confident that
this new assistance program will improve engagement and the health of
drivers,” commented Greg Schneider, account executive at Morneau
For more information please visit www.healthytrucker.com or call 1-855-422-8333.
Suspended driver in wrong lane survives head-on with with logging truck
Wreckage of a car that collided head-on with a logging truck outside Whitecourt
WHITECOURT — A suspended driver was hospitalized after a spectacular wrong-way crash north of Edmonton, say RCMP.
A car driven by a 34-year-old man in the wrong lane — northbound on
Highway 32 south — slammed head-on into a southbound logging truck near
Whitecourt around 6 a.m. Tuesday, said police.
The Whitecourt man was ejected from the car, which was nearly
obliterated, but emergency crews transported him to local hospital with
only “serious but non-life-threatening injuries.” He was later
transported to Edmonton.
Investigators say the man was under a driving suspension at the time.
The driver of the logging truck was not injured. The truck was not hauling logs at the time.
Whitecourt RCMP Sgt. Tom Kalis said a collision of such magnitude is not usually survivable.
“The entire passenger side of the vehicle was obliterated. It was a
pretty awful scene. I have to say it’s only sure luck this person is
alive,” said Kalis, adding charges are pending against the car’s driver.
“This was a pretty clear case of driver error. I can’t speculate as to
what factors would have contributed to that driver error,” he added.
Kalis also thanks those who stopped at the scene to offer assistance and
acknowledged the “terrific help” from Whitecourt fire services.
He reminds drivers heading into the holiday season to take care on the roads.
“We just encourage people to make sure that when they’re driving…
they’re driving sober, driving rested, and in the right state of mind,”
Starting July 1, 2017, potential Class A licence applicants in
Ontario must complete an approved Mandatory Entry Level Training course
prior to taking their Class A road tests. This new standard in driver
education is a step forward in regards to risk management within the
Angelique Magi, VP Transportation and Strategic Initiatives at The
Guarantee, provides a brief overview of the new MELT program and how it
established a win-win situation for the public and the insurance
Truckers: Brace yourself for a carbon-based fuel price hike
TORONTO, ON--This New Year will usher in a new carbon pricing policy
in Ontario, setting the stage for diesel price increases of up to five
cents a litre over the current average wholesale rack price for 2016,
the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) advises.
The anticipated price increase slated to take effect Jan. 1 would be
consistent with the impact of carbon pricing on diesel prices in Quebec
and with forecasts previously made by Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne.
OTA'S LASKOWSKI: Prepare to see the cost of fuel rise."
is a trucking company’s second largest cost,” says OTA president
Stephen Laskowski. “Supply chain systems are in place to capture such
increases. However, this is a unique circumstance in that fuel will rise
only in a specific region. Users of trucking services in Ontario should
be prepared to see the cost of fuel to transport their goods rise
rapidly in the New Year.”
Meanwhile, as a result of current and impeding volatility of the fuel
market, OTA reiterated its support for a province-wide review.
The Government of Ontario, through the Ontario Energy Board, recently
announced it will launch a review of the provincial transportation fuel
market, including gasoline and diesel. This review is primarily in
response to growing concerns over the variation of prices at the pump,
especially in northern Ontario.
The stated focus of the review will be on providing more information
about how gasoline and diesel retail prices are set, concentrating on:
The extent and causes of retail gasoline/diesel price variations over time and between regions within Ontario
How Ontario compares with pricing and markets in other jurisdictions
The information available to consumers about pricing and price variations
While the main focus will be on how this affects consumers
paying retail price for fuel at the pump, it also presents OTA an
opportunity to provide comments. Full details of the Ontario Energy
Board Review are included in the attached PDF.
OTA members wishing to provide comments with the provincial government can so by forwarding comments to firstname.lastname@example.org December 5. The comments will then be consolidated and forwarded to the Ontario Energy Board.
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Train Trailer Rentals Limited announced
today that it has finalized the purchase of Load King Trailer Rentals.
Owned by industry pioneer Joe Daviau, Load King was founded in 1991
and has been a key player in GTA rental market for many years.
“Our first priority is to ensure that our clients continue to receive
the same excellent service they have grown accustomed to over the
years,” said Daviau. “I am excited to work with Mr. Kloepfer and the
experienced team of professionals at Train Trailer, and I look forward
to advancing the company together.”
Daviau has been in the transportation and trailer business for more
than 50 years and will continue to be an integral part of the Load King
Rick Kloepfer, president of Train Trailer also commented saying:
“This acquisition is a step in our overall expansion plan. The Load King
team shares our business culture and values of putting the customer
first and we welcome them to the Train/TIP family. The Vaughan branch
will continue to operate under the Load King brand which specializes in
Load and Store. This amalgamation will allow Load King to offer the same
broad range of products and services that Train currently offers to its
Gaps in enforcing commercial trucking law: auditor general
Auditor General Terry Paddon says more needs to be done to enforce laws on unsafe and overweight trucks
The auditor general's report points to a number of
problems with commercial trucking in Newfoundland and Labrador.
A review of how the province enforces commercial trucking laws shows
there are gaps in the system — and the information that's gathered is
Auditor General Terry Paddon's 2016 report, tabled earlier this
month, includes a chapter on inspections on commercial vehicles that
says enforcement and inspection could improve.
"There is enforcement. There is inspection. There's no doubt about that. Could it be better? We think yes," said Paddon.
Easy to avoid weigh scales
Paddon points to several problem areas.
When it comes to the Foxtrap scales, truckers can simply go around them.
"At Foxtrap, you have the ability to bypass. If you're overweight,
you could go down through CBS. So that's an issue," said Paddon.
Another problem with Foxtrap, says Paddon, is the scales weigh only
westbound traffic. "Nobody is being weighed on scales coming in to St.
John's," he said.
Auditor General Terry Paddon says more needs to be done to enforce commercial trucking laws. (CBC)
He said most scales operate on a schedule five days a week, making it possible to avoid being weighed.
"The predictable pattern of weigh scales could lead to the ability to get around it," he said.
The social media problem
Paddon says social media and instant communication are working
against the effort to keep trucks safe and overweight trucks off the
He said during the audit his people tagged along to watch when inspectors set up inspections using portable scales.
Facebook then kicked in.
"Within five minutes. Facebook was alight with the fact that motor
registration had a portable operation that was set up," said Paddon. "So
the word gets around quickly, in this day of instant communication. It
is a problem."
High-tech data unreliable
In 2010 the province spent almost a million dollars on weigh-in
motion sensors designed to count and weigh vehicles and they passed.
But Paddon said the data from the sensors can't be used.
"When we looked at some of the data it became clear to us that there
were issues with it in terms of reliability," he said. "Given the fact
that you spent almost a million on the system in the first place, if you
thought you had a data issue, you could have looked at ways to improve
the quality of the data."
Not just about road safety
It's about road quality as well says road safety, says Paddon.
"Overweight vehicles will have an impact on the road surface," he
said. "It costs a lot of money to put a road in place and maintain it.
And if you've got overweight vehicles regularly traveling the roads,
it's going to result in premature deterioration."
Paddon said the issues in his report are important.
"You want to make sure you have safe vehicles operating on our roads. That affects everybody's safety."
WASHINGTON, D.C.--Traffic fatalities across the U.S.A. rose by over
7% from 2014 to 2015 and early results show that there has been more
than a 10% increase between 2015 and this year. For the first time since
2008, more than 35,000 people died on U.S. highways this year. It’s the
largest annual percent increase in 50 years.
Indeed, in a recent interview with the New York Times,
the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Mark Rosekind said, “this is a crisis that needs to be addressed now.”
It was against that statistical backdrop that Christopher Hart, the
chairman of the Washington-based National Transportation Safety Board
(NTSB), issued the NTSB’s “Most Wanted List” of safety improvements for
the years 2017-2018.
The NTSB has no regulatory powers, rather the body makes
recommendations to other regulators trying to decrease crashes and
fatalities in all modes of transportation. (Until this year, the NTSB
issued the top-10 list on an annual basis but the board has moved to a
two-year cycle to permit more time for managing the issues and
And the Top-10 issues for 2017-2018 are:
Reduce Fatigue-Related Accidents
Prevent Loss of Control in Flight in General Aviation
Improve Rail Transit Safety Oversight
End Alcohol and Other Drug Impairment in Transportation
Increase Implementation of Collision Avoidance Technologies
Expand Recorder Use to Enhance Safety
Require Medical Fitness
Strengthen Occupant Protection
Ensure the Safe Shipment of Hazardous Materials
There are two notable changes from the 2016 list. The first is
that “Promote the Completion of Rail Safety Initiatives,” does not
appear this year.
Also, the 2017-18 list changed the NTSB’s stance on the
implementation of collision-avoidance technologies from “promote” to
“increase”. The board states that “Technologies such as collision
warning and autonomous emergency braking in highway vehicles and
positive train control in trains will result in fewer accidents, fewer
injuries, and fewer lives lost.”
Added to this year’s list is “Ensure the Safe Shipment of Hazardous Materials.”
NTSB noted that increased volumes of hazardous materials, especially
flammable liquids, are moving by rail and that expanded lithium battery
use "poses a threat" to airplanes.