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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 | Staff 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.

Transport Topics
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 | Staff 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 | Staff Reporter
September 24, 2013
Government, Business, Safety

Hazmat Haulers Face Larger Penalties Following Passage of New Highway Law

Motor carriers and shippers cited for hazardous materials violations face far greater penalties following the passage of the new federal highway reauthorization law.

August 13, 2012
Government, Business, Safety

Hazmat Carriers Face Higher Fines

Motor carriers and shippers cited for hazardous materials violations face far greater penalties following the passage of the new federal highway reauthorization law.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 7, 2012
Government, Business, Safety

Fleets Blast Hazmat Plan

Proposed changes intended to strengthen federal enforcement of fleets that haul hazardous materials would have the unintended effect of damaging the safety ratings of some of the industry’s safest operators.

August 6, 2012
Government, Business, Safety

Two DOT Agencies Pressured to Synchronize Online Databases for Carrier Hazmat Loads

The Transportation Intermediaries Association has renewed its bid to force the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to display more information in its database for consistency with another federal agency.

July 9, 2012

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