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									                                             knowledge to help better serve the di-         time professional drivers, the new cap-
                                             verse laboratory automation community.         tains will now travel the country speak-
                                                “LabAutopedia is a dynamic wiki that        ing on behalf of the trucking industry
  Industry                                   is all about contributorship,” says ALA        to the community, news media and pub-
  Notes           continued
                                             President Jim Sterling, Ph.D. “With a
                                             widely accessible base of information
                                                                                            lic officials.
                                                                                               The captains will address transporta-
                  from page 15               that has been vetted and refined by lead-      tion and safety issues, speaking at com-
                                             ing minds from the lab automation com-         munity events and anywhere they can
TRAFFIC SAFETY                               munity, we believe LabAutopedia can            reach the motoring public to share safe
3M Launches Sign                             and will play a significant role in acceler-   driving tips and offer advice on how to
                                             ating the growth of our field.”                safely share the road with tractor-trail-
Grant Program                                   With more than 70 peer-contributed          ers. The captains also advocate safety to
To significantly reduce road sign replace-
                                             articles already submitted, the site offers    those within the industry at terminals
ment costs for local and state govern-
                                             definitions and terminology, standards,        and truck stops. They speak with fellow
ments to meet the latest federal
                                             white papers, organizational listings and      drivers, driver training students and cor-
retroreflectivity standards set by the
                                             other information that is continually          porate safety officers. They also have the
                        Federal Highway
                                             updated.                                       opportunity to present trucking and
                                                For more information, visit www.lab         safety issues before public officials at all
                        (FHWA), 3M Traffic
                                             automation.org or call (630) 208-6830.         levels. For the complete list of captains,
                        Safety Systems
                                                                                            visit www.americasroadteam.com.
                        launched the 3M
                        Sign Grant Pro-      DRIVER SAFETY
                                                                                            COMPANY REORGANIZATION
                        gram. Agencies       Top Truck Drivers Named
                        may apply for one- to America’s Road Team                           UL Structuring for
                        time grants to       American Trucking Associations (ATA)           Growth & Advancing
                        receive significant  announced the Captains of the 2009-10          Public Safety
                        cost savings to      America’s Road Team. The premier           UL recently announced a new global
                        upgrade road signs. group of million-mile, accident-free pro-   structure designed to further enable
                        The FHWA stan-       fessional truck drivers will spend the     growth and the advancement of its pub-
                        dards require state  next 2 years representing the trucking     lic safety message worldwide. UL has
                        and local agencies   industry and delivering its highway        aligned the organization into five operat-
                        to assess road signs safety message to the motoring public.     ing units: product safety, UL University,
                        and develop a        Eighteen captains, with a collective 468   environmental services, life and health
replacement plan for noncompliant signs years of experience and more than 30.7          sciences, and v
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