hazmat

Some hazmat haulers granted exemption from 30-minute break

The American Trucking Associations was granted an exemption request it made in May that would grant haulers of hazardous materials an exemption from the mandated 30-minute break.

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FMCSA wants to take CSA hazmat category public, change intervention thresholds

In addition, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing several enhancements for its Safety Measurement System, which the agency uses to measure the safety of motor carriers.

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CSA scores to start playing a role in hazmat permitting

FMCSA announced last week it will begin using carrier percentile rankings in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program's Safety Measurement System to monitor hazmat haulers and for renewal of federally issued hazmat permits.

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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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