Trucking Associations & Government Safety Groups Release Tank Truck Safety Video

November 1, 2010

The National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) and the American Trucking Associations (ATA) are proud to announce the release of the “Cargo Tank Driver Rollover Prevention Video” that reaches out to truck drivers in an effort to reduce rollover incidents.

“Although rollovers are rare, we recognize that they can be serious,” said NTTC President John Conley. “This outreach video is part of our proactive commitment to work with the government or anyone else in improving truck safety and minimizing the risk of such incidents.”

The video, produced in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Transportation, features several experienced tank truck drivers educating other drivers about the contributing factors of rollovers and steps drivers can take to prevent future incidents. Research shows that driver action plays a role in the majority of rollovers, so properly educating drivers has the potential to reduce the occurrence of those incidents.

“We were pleased to have the opportunity to work so closely with the government safety community, and are proud of the important driver training video that resulted from this successful collaboration,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves.

This video is the latest in a series of actions NTTC has taken to improve safety in the tank truck sector of the industry. For more than three years, NTTC has convened rollover prevention summits and reached out to drivers with posters and other publicity in an effort to raise safety awareness.

The video can be viewed here (http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/about/outreach/cargo-tank-video.aspx), and DVD copies are available upon request.

To learn more about ATA’s commitment to safety, click here or visit ATA’s website.

An affiliate of ATA, National Tank Truck Carriers (http://www.tanktruck.org/) focuses on matters specific to the tank truck industry, such as bulk hazardous materials transportation, tanker equipment regulations, inspection standards and tanker roll stability.

The American Trucking Associations (www.truckline.com) is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of other trucking groups, industry-related conferences, and its 50 affiliated state trucking associations, ATA represents more than 37,000 members covering every type of motor carrier in the United States. Follow ATA on Twitter @TruckingMatters (www.twitter.com/truckingmatters), or become a fan on Facebook (http://tinyurl.com/y4qwp6h).