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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 | Senior Reporter
June 26, 2015
Government, Business, Safety

ATA Requests HOS Rest Break Exemption for Some Hazmat Drivers

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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 | Senior Reporter
August 15, 2014
Government, Business, Safety

Proposed Reverse Logistics Rule to Offer Exemption From Some Regs

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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 | Senior Reporter
August 13, 2014
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Unveils New Hazardous Material Route Registry

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on July 14 unveiled an updated list of routes truckers are not allowed to use for carrying hazardous materials.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 15, 2014
Government, Business, Safety

GAO Says Defense Department Should Improve on Hazmat Shipments

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A federal report said the Department of Defense should improve the regulations and procedures governing the transportation of hazardous materials.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
May 29, 2014
Government, Business, Safety

Trucking Exec Tells Congress Hazmat Changes Needed

Trucking executive William Downey told the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on April 2 that changes are needed to improve the safety and security of hazardous material shipments.

April 3, 2014
Perspective, Government, Business, Safety

Opinion: Hazmat Drivers — No Rest for the Weary?

This Opinion piece appears in the March 17 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.

By Boyd Stephenson

March 17, 2014
Government, Business, Safety

Federal Officers May Open In-Transit Packages Under PHMSA Rule

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has issued a rule reaffirming that agency inspectors have the right to open in-transit packages that they suspect do not comply with hazmat regulations or present a potential safety hazard.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 8, 2013
Government, Business, Safety

Hazmat Carriers Would Lose Authority for Not Paying Fines Under Proposal

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration proposed a rule that would strip hazardous materials motor carriers their operating authority if they fail to pay civil penalties within 90 days.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 24, 2013

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