Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

Ruling bans handheld phones for truckers Jan. 3

A ruling was issued Wednesday banning commercial truckers from using handheld phones while driving.

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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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Comment period extended for rail crossing rule

Comment will be accepted until April 29 period for a proposed rule to prohibit stopping on a highway-rail grade crossing.

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Rule proposes more hazmat training, safety

Proposed rule would require additional training for employees and new safety requirements for motor carriers and facilities.

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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 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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