Topic : driver safety

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REI adds software solutions to monitor drivers, optimize routes

Management & Operations| June 2, 2016

REI’s routing software identifies via a cellular connection, if a bus is off route or running late. Past routes are easily optimized saving time and fuel by automatically generating the most efficient path available.

New FRA rules strengthens worker protections, expands drug testing

Government Issues| May 31, 2016

The expanded drug and alcohol rule fulfills a requirement of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008

Security and Safety | May 26, 2016

HART recognizes 'Best Operators' for safety milestones

Twenty-six employees received awards for driving a million miles or more without a preventable accident.

Bus| May 17, 2016

Seon Brings 360° Vision to School Bus & Transit Fleets

The inView 360 Around Vehicle Monitoring (AVM) System eliminates dangerous vehicle blind spots that threaten student and pedestrian safety is now available for the school bus and transit fleet markets.

Security and Safety | May 12, 2016

Vapor to introduce bus operator’s protection door at APTA conference

The door includes two, integrated electric fans for optimal air circulation in the cockpit area. An electrically operated window allows for increased air flow and ventilation, and permits operator/passenger interaction.

May 11, 2016

How to Improve Sleep Quality for Safe Bus Operation

Statistics show that for many people, sleep can be a matter of life or death. This may sound overly dramatic, but let’s consider that in 2005 the NHTSA conservatively estimated that drowsy driving was responsible for at least 100,000 automobile crashes, 71,000 injuries, and 1,550 fatalities annually.¹ More recently, the NHSTA estimated at least 846 people died in 2014 due to the effects of drowsy driving.

Motorcoach| April 25, 2016

FMCSA seeks feedback on motorcoach Beyond Compliance program

To date, FMCSA has held three public listening sessions on this program and previously received input from its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee.

April 20, 2016

How Transit Facility Design Empowers Employees, Supports Active Lifestyles

Most transit facilities have a break room for operators to use between shifts — typically an artificially lit space with a TV, vending machines, and cafeteria-style tables and chairs. The trouble is, every person has a different way of relaxing. Besides exposure to daylight and nature, key components of wellbeing are social cohesion and a sense of empowerment. The key here then is to empower employees to choose the best way to relieve their own stress around shifts.

Security and Safety | April 15, 2016

Pittsburgh bus driver denies racing was cause of accident

While on trial for criminal charges, the driver, Juliann Maier, who suffered a broken pelvis, four broken ribs and lost her job, said that she “couldn’t control the steering” of her bus because of a mechanical problem.

Management & Operations| April 4, 2016

Handling New Hires with Prior Driving Experience

One topic I have heard discussed in some circles is regarding the amount of training to administer to new-hire candidates that bring some past driving experience with transport vehicles (paratransit, shuttle, etc.).

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