John Conley


John Conley established ConleyComm LLC where he develops written and oral communications on trucking and hazardous materials industry and regulatory issues.  He also is a member of trucking industry safety groups.

John  is Past President of National Tank Truck Carriers, the trade association that represents more than 200 highway transporters of commodities in bulk as well as nearly 300 suppliers to that industry. He retired from NTTC in December 2013. He joined NTTC in 1989 after serving as editor of Modern Bulk Transporter magazine for 12 years.  He is a past member of the Board of the Dangerous Goods Advisory Council, the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on the Transportation of Hazardous Materials, and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Hazardous Materials Committee.  He also served on the TRANSCAER National Steering Committee. Conley holds a Masters Degree in Journalism from the University of Maryland and is a veteran of the U. S. Navy.  He is currently writing a book on the history of the tank truck industry.

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Recent moves suggest OSHA is taking a renewed look at fall risks on cargo tanks

Nov. 6, 2015
FALL protection for cargo tanks may become a more complicated issue for the tank truck industry. That was one of the conclusions coming out of the Fall General Meeting of the ...
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CTRMC report looks at risks faced by drivers and other workers on cargo tanks

Nov. 5, 2015
The CARGO Tank Risk Management Committee (CTRMC) recently published this white paper to explain the group’s key objective to improve the safety of personnel who work on and around...
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Mexico Propane Truck Delivery Explosion Raises “Could it happen here?” Questions

Feb. 6, 2015
Serious hazardous materials incidents like the propane truck delivery explosion that killed 4 and injured over 70 in Mexico City on January 31 often lead to “Could it Happen Here...
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Tank trailer nitrogen deaths continue

Dec. 17, 2014
In spite of efforts by carriers, shippers, cleaning racks and trade associations, workers continue to be killed by nitrogen widely used for product transfer and cargo protection...