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Spring 2013

Taking the Wheel

A Look at Women’s Roles in Safety Service Patrols

By Tara Baukus Mello

The sight of a Safety Service Patrol truck in a stranded motorists’ rear view mirror brings an immediate sigh of relief that help has arrived. Yet when a woman emerges from the cab that sigh often changes to surprise, as women are a rarity in transportation jobs and even more rare in Safety Service Patrols… Read More

Federal Highway Administration

Training Trainers to Launch the Traffic Incident Management Responder Course

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation continues to train trainers in all U.S. States and two U.S. territories to launch classroom sessions of the newly released Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Basic Training Course. To date, almost 5,200 fire, law enforcement and transportation TIM experts have received training on how to implement the course in a classroom setting… Read More

Headlights On… Mary Turkington

Chairman of the Board for the Kansas Turnpike Authority and a pioneer for women in transportation, Mary Turkington shares her experiences and her advice for men and women looking to launch successful careers in transportation… Read More

News & Notes

A look at developments from Safety Service Patrols from state to state… Learn More

Driver Question of the Quarter

What is your most memorable assist? Where did the assist take place and what service did you provide to the motorist? Why does this assist stick out amongst the rest? … Read Responses

Editor’s Note

The transportation industry has long been recognized as a predominately male field. Even in today’s evolving society that sees many females maintaining professional careers, men hold the majority of professional roles involving transportation infrastructure and management from engineers to truckers to first responders… Read More

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