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2011-07-23 00:00:42

Honorable Christopher A. Hart, Vice Chairman of the NTSB is to Address a Leading Group of Fleet CIOs at This Year's truckIT Forum in Atlanta, November 7th and 8th, on the Role Technology can Play in Safety Within the For-Hire and Private Carrier Fleet Industry. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 22, 2011 Christopher Hart will be addressing this audience as increased attention is being paid industry-wide to fleet safety by both government bodies and carrier fleets. "ËœThe first 50 years of...

2010-01-20 12:11:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The engineer's use of a cell phone has been widely publicized in connection with the head on collision between a Metrolink commuter train and a Union Pacific freight train in Chatsworth, Calif., in September 2008. Jim Hall, who served as Chairman of the NTSB from 1994 to 2001, expressed concern that focusing too much attention on the cell phone issue may detract from the real lesson to be learned from the Chatsworth collision. Hall believes that...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.