Canada is implementing a new database requiring registration by next year for people and companies transporting dangerous goods at a domestic site they own or operate.
CVSA inspectors found violations with three of every 10 hazardous materials/dangerous goods packages inspected during a five-day unannounced special enforcement initiative June 12-16.August 28, 2023
There appears to be significant support from hazardous materials carriers, inspectors and first responders for regulators to continue the transition from paper shipping and other hazmat documents to an electronic alternative.November 7, 2022
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.July 8, 2021
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.November 24, 2020
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.October 29, 2019
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.July 11, 2019
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.March 12, 2019
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has prohibited Rock City Stone Co., a Tennessee-based group, from commercially transporting explosives or hazardous materials.
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.