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Government, Business, Safety

Wiley Sanders Truck Lines Fined $3 Million for Illegal Transport of Hazmat Materials in California

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A California trucking company has pleaded guilty to illegally transporting more than 128,000 pounds of lead-contaminated plastic battery chips, a hazardous material known to cause irreversible damage to the health of young children who ingest or inhale the substance in contaminated soil or dust.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 12, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Halts Transport of Explosives for Tennessee-Based Company

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has prohibited Rock City Stone Co., a Tennessee-based group, from commercially transporting explosives or hazardous materials.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 17, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, Autonomous

PHMSA Requests Input on Transporting Hazardous Materials With Automated Technologies

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The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has requested information on the use of automated technologies in the transportation of hazardous materials, according to a document published in the Federal Register March 22.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 22, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

DOT Awards CVSA Hazmat Safety Grant

FMCSA

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and another nonprofit a grant designed to help improve the response to hazardous materials transportation accidents around the country. 

Transport Topics
October 12, 2016
Government, Business, Safety

DOT Proposal Would Enhance Response to Hazmat Accidents on Railroads

The U.S. Department of Transportation published a proposed rule that would toughen the requirements for railroads’ responses and communications with emergency response personnel when an accident involves crude oil.

Transport Topics
August 8, 2016
Government, Business, Safety

PHMSA’s Final Rule Offers Guidance on Return of Hazmat From Retailers

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has announced its final rule offering guidance for return of hazardous materials from retailers back to manufacturers, suppliers and distribution facilities.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 4, 2016
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Issues Changes to Hazmat Carrier Oversight Policy

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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials said they will soon begin toughening oversight of the nation’s hazardous material carriers, closely monitoring their Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores on a monthly basis.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2015
Government, Business, Safety

ATA Requests HOS Rest Break Exemption for Some Hazmat Drivers

FMCSA

American Trucking Associations has applied for an exemption on behalf of a group of hazardous materials drivers to the hours-of-service rule on 30-minute breaks.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
May 1, 2015
Government, Business, Safety

DOT Announces Grants to States for Hazmat Training

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The Department of Transportation announced this week it will award states grants to help them respond to crude oil railroad spills.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2014
Government, Business, Safety

Proposed Reverse Logistics Rule to Offer Exemption From Some Regs

FMCSA

A proposed reverse logistics rule would offer an exception from existing regulations for certain reverse logistics shipments by highway that will create “opportunities for reduced compliance costs among hazmat shippers and carriers, without any decrease in safety,” federal hazmat regulators said.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 13, 2014

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