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What You Need to Know about the Code of Federal Regulations Title 49 for Transportation: Basic Requirements, Label Specifications, and More

Last Updated: July 2, 2019

The Code of Federal Regulations Title 49 for Transportation, sometimes referred to as CFR Title 49, is one of 50 total United States CFR titles. Specifically, Title 49 sets forth the rules and regulations issued by the Departments of Transportation and Homeland Security regarding transportation and its related security. The unofficial version of the CFR …

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4 Fleet Monitoring Tips and Best Practices: Real-Time Data, Preventative Maintenance, and More

Last Updated: July 2, 2019

Fleet monitoring is an essential process that empowers fleet managers to make better decisions. Fleet monitoring, when done properly, gives managers greater control over the fleet and results in lower vehicle operating costs and less wasted employee time. Effective fleet monitoring also provides real-time information that assists managers in making better decisions using accurate data. …

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Best Practices for Testing Pressure Relief Valves: Regular Testing and Maintenance, Replacements, and More

Last Updated: July 2, 2019

Safety is of the utmost importance when dealing with pressure relief valves. The valve is designed to limit system pressure, and it is critical that they remain in working order to prevent an explosion. Explosions have caused far too much damage in companies over the years, and though pressurized tanks and vessels are equipped with …

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Train Maintenance Schedule Best Practices: Rolling Stock Inspections, Regulations, and More

Last Updated: July 2, 2019

Railways are comprised of hundreds of thousands of individual components and moving parts, including complex mechanical and electrical systems that must work together seamlessly in order to ensure a safe and compliant operation. After all, safe and reliable service depends on equipment that’s in good working order, and equipment that’s well maintained and optimally functioning …

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Top 5 Rail Industry Trends for 2018: Traffic and Stock Growth, Technology Innovations, and More

Last Updated: July 2, 2019

The rail industry has been in a state of flux for the past few years, with economic and environmental conditions causing upheaval in demand for various freight categories and general uncertainty slowing stock growth and technology adoption. But the tides are turning as we head into 2018. Here’s a look at the top five rail …

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Boiler Safety Valve Rules and Regulations: Nameplate Requirements, ASME Standards, State Regulations, and More

Last Updated: July 2, 2019

Boiler explosions have been responsible for widespread damage to companies throughout the years, and that’s why today’s boilers are equipped with safety valves and/or relief valves. Boiler safety valves are designed to prevent excess pressure, which is usually responsible for those devastating explosions. That said, to ensure that boiler safety valves are working properly and …

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50 Best Hazard Pictogram Resources and GHS Label References: The Top Articles, Guides, Official Documents, and More on Hazard Pictograms and GHS Requirements

Last Updated: July 2, 2019

When OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to conform with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), the goal was to unify labels and classifications of chemicals. Companies must use the proper labels to comply with OSHA’s regulations, which include displaying required information and other elements on the …

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