Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

PHMSA Seeks Ideas to Improve Safe Hazmat Transportation

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The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is seeking ideas for leading-edge research and innovative techniques to advance the safe transportation of hazardous materials.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 8, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

NTTC, ATA Seek Approval of Electronic Documents for Hazmat Shipments

A Mack truck tanker on a highway. (Mack Trucks) A Mack truck tanker on a highway. (Mack Trucks)

National Tank Truck Carriers and American Trucking Associations have petitioned federal hazardous materials regulators to “without delay” develop a rulemaking that would allow motor carriers to use and accept electronic shipping papers and certifications for hazmat shipments.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 24, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

North American 'Road Blitz' Puts 683 Hazmat Trucks Out of Service

Hazmat symbols on a truck Placards are visible on the back of a tank truck carrying hazardous materials. (FMCSA)

For the first time, the United States and Mexico joined Canada in a weeklong hazardous materials “road blitz” enforcement event, placing more than 7.4% of trucks inspected out-of-service for transportation of dangerous goods or hazmat violations, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance said on Oct. 29.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 29, 2019
Government, Business

In Final Order, Wiley Sanders Truck Lines to Pay $3 Million for Illegally Transporting Hazmat

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A federal judge has issued a criminal judgment requiring Wiley Sanders Truck Lines of Troy, Ala., to pay a fine of $3 million for illegally transporting thousands of pounds of lead-contaminated plastic battery chips.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 11, 2019
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 | Senior 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


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


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. 

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.

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 | Senior Reporter
April 4, 2016