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Tanker Crashes, Driver Dies, Road Damaged, But a Fair News Story

"Tanker trucks hauling food, fuel and chemicals are part of the backbone of the economy. To some people, though, they are a growing danger." That's called even-handedness.

News report of a recent fatal tanker crash painted a sympathetic picture of the truck driver who was killed and explored the sometimes dangerous world of transporting hazardous materials.  Photo: Tom Berg, from WCMH-TV news video

January 31, 2017

We we might never know why the rig hit the guardrail, because as the story said, the truck and any evidence, electronic or otherwise, were destroyed in the fire.

Tags: Fatal Accidents, Hazardous Materials, Tankers, Liquid Tank Trailers, Safety

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Tuesday, January 31, 2017 5:04 PM | » Comments(1)

Inventor of Flip-Type Placards Retires at Age 95

Abe Samuels devised an easy way for carriers to display proper hazmat labels for many types of dangerous goods.

June 21, 2016

It was a challenge when a carrier transported a mixed load of various dangerous goods that needed to be identified. Today there are nine categories of hazards with 24 divisions among them.

Tags: Hazardous Materials, Hazmat, Labelmaster

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Tuesday, June 21, 2016 9:08 AM | » Comments(1)

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