Monthly Archives: June 2016


Towing Association to Offer First Responder Training

The Towing and Recovery Association of America (TRAA) has launched an initiative to promote life-saving responder training. The Federal High Administration’s SHRP2’s National Incident Traffic Management (TIM) Responder Training Program (L12) continues to increase the number of incident responders trained in this multi-disciplinary training approach. More than 190,000 law enforcement, fire Read the full article…


New Rules for Drones

WASHINGTON – The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. These new regulations work to harness new innovations safely, to spur job growth, Read the full article…


FMCSA Shuts Down MA Trucking Company

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that it has ordered Lowell, Massachusetts-based Flavio Borges Prado, doing business as Golden Eagle Delivery, to immediately cease all intrastate and interstate operations after a federal investigation found the carrier to pose an imminent hazard to Read the full article…


OSHA Releases Whistleblower-Severe Violator Pilot Program

KANSAS CITY, Mo. To further protect workers who report violations of law, safety and health, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is launching a pilot for its first severe violator enforcement program for employers that continually and willfully disregard the rights of whistleblowers. OSHA’s “Whistleblower-Severe Violator Read the full article…