hazmat

Hauling the Ebola virus with Dallas hazmat response team and wrecker service

CG Environmental owner Erick McCallum Tuesday, Oct. 21, was hopeful that "we're seeing the end of it coming very soon." The company, with an affiliated wrecker service, has been on the front lines of the Ebola clean-up in Dallas.

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Sound off on CSA changes via score/data preview

As CVSA's RoadCheck inspection blitz continues this week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a call to action that makes clear the importance of safety scoring to motor carriers and independents. Through the end of the month, you'll be able to preview refinements the agency has made to the CSA program's Safety Measurement System that may well have an effect on your rankings in the seven Behavioral Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories. You ...

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TWIC fees cut

Applicants for Transportation Worker Identification Credentials will pay slightly less starting March 19.

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NTSB recommends hazmat tracking changes

The intent is to gain a more accurate accounting of the distribution of hazardous materials-hauling cargo tanks on the road.

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ATA opposes hazmat proposal

ATA wants agency to withdraw proposal to regulate the loading and unloading of hazardous materials to conduct needed research.

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Proposal to ban cell phone use by hazmat drivers

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has proposed to restrict the use of all handheld mobile telephones.

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Texting ban applied to hauling hazmat

Also, motor carriers are prohibited from requiring or allowing drivers of covered motor vehicles to engage in texting while driving.

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Agency seeks hazmat hauling plan comments

A record of the communications that includes the time of the call and location of the hazmat shipment may be kept by either the driver or the company.

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Agency proposes hazmat regulation changes

Special permits allow a company to ship a hazardous material in a manner that varies from the regulations.

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Boston hazmat route recommended

The Massachusetts Motor Transportation Association is strongly encouraging use of a Boston hazmat route city officials recommended.

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