Train Horns Help Save Lives

Train horns are fast becoming more popular with not only collectors, but with people who want to make a bold statement when driving their automobile. Most people have wished they owned one when driving behind a person going 20mph in a thirty-five zone, or when someone cuts them off. While train horns are a superb way to get someone’s attention, the issue is that this is not their intended purpose.

Train horns were not made for sale to the general public. They were created for signaling drivers when a train is coming, especially if there isn’t a signal controlled crossing. As well as stopping sings on railroad tracks, a train’s horn can help prevent accidents and deaths. The train’s conductor is the person responsible for sounding the train horn every time they approach a crossing. They also blast their horn as a signal when nearing a train depot.

In 2007, it was noted by the Federal Railroad Administration’s Office of Safety Analysis that 13,067 accidents occurred for just that year which involved pedestrians, or automobiles and trains. From this figure, there were over 8,800 injuries, and 851 deaths. 473 of the deaths happened because of trespassing and 338 happened at railroad crossings. From the accidents that caused injury, only 398 of them were because someone was trespassing, but an astonishing 1,031 happened at crossings. In the USA, an accident involving a railroad happens every two hours. These figures, while surprising, could be much worse if it were not for train horns.

It is very easy for most people to purchase a train horn. There are many websites on the internet that offer them, and the costs for some of these horns are dear, with some prices going well into the thousands. Before you dash out to buy yourself the biggest and baddest horn

Thomas The Tank Engine Toy Trains – Bringing Happiness To Kids Everywhere!

Is it just me or have train sets gone out of fashion in recent years? I remember when I was young that train sets were a big part of my life, these days kids don’t seem to be into train sets so much. Children these days now ask for iPods, video games, and even cell phones before they’re 10 years old. That friendly little tank engine is causing a train set revival of sorts.

The Thomas The Tank Engine TV show has spawned innumerable amounts of merchandise. Thomas The Tank Engine is an educational program wrapped up in an adventure story, it even manages to include some history as well. And because Thomas is really a train, children are able to begin using their imagination and develop an appreciation for the more simple fun-based activities that many grown ups once knew as kids.

Thomas The Tank Engine is a big hit in my family and it’s all girls so I’m not surprised that Thomas The Tank Engine merchandise is springing up everywhere. Thomas The Tank Engine train sets grab a small childs attention like no other train set I’ve ever seen. Adults today will remember fondly the wooden trains that they played with when they were children. Now they can pass on that fun with a Thomas The Tank Engine wooden replica. The cars are colored vibrant gradations of red, blue, green, and yellow, and usually come with small wooden blocks to transport as “freight”.

There are heaps of accessoires to go along with the train set as well. Kids imaginations will go crazy with limitless possibilities of creating their own littlle towns to have adventures in, especially when they get their hands on their very own Knapford Station. With two pieces of authentic switch track this station closely resembles

SJU Shuttle Service-Aspects To Evaluate

Alighting at a busy airport of a foreign country, you are completely alien to, may not be a pleasant experience to deal with. Stresses associated with coming to terms with the ways of an unknown destination could be immense. Irrespective of whether you arrive for a personal or professional trip, the very first requirement would be to move out of the airport and reach your destination safely and on time. So, when you land at the San Juan airport of Puerto Rico, your immediate quest would be for a trust worthy airport shuttle service.

Booking an online SJU shuttle service with expert and veteran operator VIP Tours and Transportation Services would have solved the problem big time for you. You could have availed of their impressive range of vehicle options including a wide service network. This SJU shuttle service would be providing vehicles for taking you to your hotel and back. You could have made use of their fleet for travelling to other parts of Puerto Rico and even for planning tours and excursions to famous destinations like the Arecibo Observatory and the Cabo Rojo Lighthouse.

However, when you look through the internet for a SJU shuttle service, there could be a maddening range of options to choose from. You should know which aspects to consider for being able to land a good choice.

Tips on Choosing a SJU Shuttle Service

Some of the most important aspects to look at when you book a vehicle from a SJU shuttle service would include:
Check on the fleet of vehicles the SJU shuttle service is looking to offer. Are there suitable options for you? Look at attributes like comfort, luxury and size of the vehicles. Also, if they have an elaborate fleet, last minute vehicle substitutions will be easy in case of unforeseen breakdowns and the

Shuttle Mediation

Although the most successful outcomes come from mediation styles in which both parties are present, in many situations, having both sides unite is simply not an option. This is where shuttle (or -separate-) mediation comes into play. In instances where there has been domestic violence, for example, or where the impact of having both parties together would simply be too emotional, shuttle mediation is the perfect solution.

When implementing shuttle mediation, neither party meets face to face. Instead, the mediator acts as a -go-between,- with the at-odds-parties being in the same vicinity, but not in the same room. Engaging in direct communication with the mediator only, the shuttle mediation method is used to define the issues and enable possible solutions to be suggested. Because this method takes longer than face-to-face mediation methods such as interest-based and facilitative mediation, it is often slightly more expensive, However, if a settlement can be reached through shuttle mediation, it is still cheaper and less taxing than resorting to solicitors.

Often referred to as a -face-saving- option, shuttle mediation is usually a last resort not only because it is time-intensive, but also because most non-literal and non-verbal meanings tend to get lost in translation as there is no access to body language or tone of voice. While these are clear disadvantages to shuttle mediation, there are almost many advantages. For example, in cases where the parties do not feel confident about physical safety, or where there are barriers to meeting such as distance or health restrictions, shuttle mediation is the ideal solution.

During shuttle mediation, it is imperative that the mediator both summarizes and reports what is being said both timely and correctly. If the mediator can successfully portray each parties’ wants and desires, then an agreement can easily and successfully be

Ameriquest Transportation Services Names Three New Vice Presidents For Its Strategic Fleet Planning

Press Release – Announcements reflect the growth and expansion of the company’s asset management solutions.

CHERRY HILL, NJ – AmeriQuest Transportation Services, a leading provider of comprehensive fleet management services, names three to the position of Vice President of Financial Services. All three will report to Patrick Gaskins, Group Vice President of AmeriQuest.

Gary Griffin was previously Vice President of Business Development for CURE Leasing & Maintenance, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AmeriQuest Business Services, and a provider of financing and maintenance services to companies using independent contractors as part of their transportation program. Griffin has more than 34 years of experience in the transportation and truck leasing industry. Prior to joining CURE, Griffin served as Director of New Business Development – National Accounts with Ryder System Inc. He has also held sales leadership positions with Freightliner Market Development Corp., GE Transportation Services Group, Penske Truck Leasing, and McDonnell Douglas Truck Leasing.

Mike Williams, who has ten years of transportation industry experience, joined AmeriQuest Transportation Services in 2010 as Director of Sales for the South Central Region, and was promoted to Senior Director of Sales in 2014. Prior to joining AmeriQuest, Mike held business development roles with Ryder System, Inc. and United Rentals.

Brian Benicewicz recently joined AmeriQuest, and is a 13-year veteran of the transportation industry, with an expansive background in the transportation and material handling equipment segments for Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining AmeriQuest, Benicewicz worked for Cowan Systems, a full service transportation and logistics company with operations through the U. S.

“Our customers are looking for more than just financing options,” said Group Vice President Gaskins. “In today’s highly competitive business environment, companies need to understand what their fleets are actually costing them, and how to manage them more effectively and efficiently. That’s why we offer our