NORFOLK, Va., October 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Norfolk Southern Corporation’s safety train rolled into Chattanooga, Tenn., this week, hosting 195 area emergency responders who received advanced training in safely handling potential rail incidents involving hazardous materials.
Norfolk, Va., October 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Norfolk Southern Corporation’s safety train rolled into Atlanta this week, hosting 92 area emergency responders who received advanced training in safely handling potential rail incidents involving hazardous materials.
Norfolk Southern always is looking for innovative ways to improve customer service. In 2015, that drive led to the unveiling of ExpressNS, a name that describes exactly what it does. This mobile phone app – the first of its kind in the rail industry – helps speed the flow of truckers as they arrive at NS intermodal facilities to pick up or deliver customers’ trailers and containers.
Figuring out ways to reduce locomotive diesel burn – Norfolk Southern’s main source of greenhouse gas emissions – resulted in a creative “plug-in” solution in 2015. NS calls it the Sleeper. Working with suppliers, NS’ Mechanical Department developed a custom engine heater system that is being installed at rail yards across NS to reduce unnecessary locomotive idling in cold weather.
As owner of some 6,000 trucks, SUVs, and cars used in field operations across a sprawling 22-state system, Norfolk Southern ranks as a Top 100 commercial fleet. In 2015, the company piloted a test using telematics technology to enhance driver safety. NS saw improvements across a range of driving performance metrics, including benefits beyond safety – such as better fuel economy.
NORFOLK, Va., October 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Norfolk Southern is donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with Hurricane Matthew relief efforts across five Southeastern states.
Hurricane Matthew brought heavy rains and flooding across NS’ service territory in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. More than 13,000 people in those states sought shelter in Red Cross and community evacuation shelters as the storm moved up the coast.
The train and website are part of Norfolk Southern’s Operation Awareness & Response (OAR) program
In keeping with a strong tradition of safety, Norfolk Southern has rolled out an educational train and website to help first responders across its network respond to potential rail-related incidents.
The train and website are part of Norfolk Southern’s Operation Awareness & Response (OAR) program. OAR was launched in 2015 to cultivate and strengthen relationships with local first responders by providing classroom, web-based, and field training on hazardous materials transportation, as well as information about rail operations.
NORFOLK, Va., October 4, 2016 ‒ Norfolk Southern Corporation’s (NYSE: NSC) safety train rolled into Greenville, S.C., last week, hosting 213 area emergency responders who received advanced training in safely handling potential rail incidents involving hazardous materials.
Norfolk Southern trains run through thousands of communities in the eastern U.S., delivering goods that support local economies and residents. To promote safe rail operations, NS invests in community awareness programs that target two troublesome areas: trespassing on railroad tracks and unsafe motorist behavior at highway-rail grade crossings.
NS’ two largest outreach efforts are its “Whistle Stop” train trips and the “Train Your Brain” campaign, featuring Brainy, the railroad’s pink safety ambassador.