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September 30, 2015

Tank Trailer Resists High Sulfuric Acid Concentrations

Wabash National Corporation’s Brenner brand fiberglass reinforced plastic tank trailer resists sulfuring acid in concentrations of up to 98%.

July 21, 2015

SpillFix Absorbent is Made of Organic Material

American Green Ventures SpillFix Industrial Organic Absorbent is designed to absorb hazardous liquid spills on contact and is made of all renewable organic material.

July 9, 2015

Shipping Execs Reveal Frustration with Hazmat Regs

Labelmaster has released the findings of a survey it conducted of shipping executives that reveals their frustrations with confusing hazardous materials regulations.

June 8, 2015

Covenant Pay Package Includes Guarantee for HazMat OTR Drivers

Covenant Transport announced a new pay package for the company’s hazardous materials over-the-road drivers that includes per-week minimum pay.

December 3, 2014

Hazmat Driver Training Published by J.J. Keller

J.J. Keller & Associates is offering a program, Hazmat Transportation: Driver Training, to help motor carriers meet Department of Transportation requirements, avoid penalties for noncompliance, and protect their Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores.

November 26, 2014

FMCSA Wants Comments on Insurance Proposal

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is looking for comments on a plan to raise insurance minimums for carriers and establish insurance requirements for brokers and freight forwarders.

August 14, 2014

Revised Rules Proposed for “Reverse Logistics” Hazmat Shipments

The U.S. Transportation Department’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has proposed revising hazardous materials regulations when it comes to return shipments of certain hazardous materials by motor vehicle.

July 14, 2014

PHMSA Proposing Changes to Bulk Explosives Transportation Rules

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is proposing to amend hazardous materials regulations by establishing standards for the safe transportation of bulk explosives, according to a Federal Register notice set to be published Tuesday.

May 28, 2014

Defense Department Needs to Step Up Hazmat Controls, GAO Says

The Department of Defense needs to do a better job handling hazardous materials, says the Government Accountability Office. Hazmat shipments have been improperly documented and packaged, leading to delays and risks to safety and national security, the watchdog agency found.

April 21, 2014

ATA Files Petitions for Haz-Mat Exemptions

The U.S. Transportation Department’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is taking comments on two applications from the American Trucking Associations claiming hazardous materials laws in two cities are unfair.

April 18, 2014

Here's Why We Have Restrictive Hazmat Rules

Watch what happens when a truck carrying a load of apparently unsecured propane cylinders runs into the back of a bus. Remember, propane in cylinders is stored at fairly high pressure. In the first few seconds of the video, you see the truck passing the car filming the event. There's a bus in the center lane that appears to cut in front of the propane truck, but that's not visible on camera. What happens next is frightening.  

April 15, 2014

J. J. Keller Announces Online Hazmat: General Awareness Training

Hazmat employees can now receive standardized, consistent hazmat training anytime, anywhere. J. J. Keller & Associates has developed Hazmat: General Awareness Training (What’s Required and How to Comply). This new online course is self-paced and available from any location with an internet connection.

April 3, 2014

Hazmat Carriers Seek Improvements in Regulations

Hazardous materials carriers want Congress to change several regulations when it writes the next highway law. William Downey, executive vice president for Kenan Advantage Group, told legislators at a Wednesday hearing that Congress should tell the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration to withdraw its proposed wetlines rule.

February 3, 2014

Michigan DOT Turns Back Ambassador Bridge Haz-Mat Request

Thje Michigan Department of Transportation has determined that public safety would not be enhanced by allowing corrosive or flammable materials to cross the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit.

November 19, 2013

Dec. 1 OSHA Training Deadline Looms

OSHA wants you to train your workers in Hazard Communication, and wants you to do it by Dec. 1 of this year. The trick? It’s a totally new curriculum. Hazard Communication — more commonly known as the “Right to Know” rule about hazardous chemicals in the workplace — is the most frequently cited rule in OSHA.

November 5, 2013

Hazardous Waste Transporter Agrees to Settle Claims, Costing $325,000

A New York-based trucking company has agreed to pay $325,000 to settle claims that it failed to pay the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection fees covering the costs of handling and transporting oil and other hazardous wastes within the state.

September 30, 2013

FMCSA Proposes to Clarify ‘Tank Vehicle’ Definition

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing a new definition of a “tank vehicle” to clarify concerns about the impact of the definition on Commercial Drivers License requirements.

September 24, 2013

New Rule Issued over Some Truck Movements at Train Tracks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration are set to publish a joint final rule Wednesday in the Federal Register regarding the transportation of hazardous materials as part of an effort to reduce crashes at railroad crossings.

September 16, 2013

Oilfield Safety Focus of Five New Products

One of the fastest-growing industries in the world — oil and gas drilling — is also one of the most dangerous. The unique hazards, regulations and industry standards can be overwhelming, which is why J. J. Keller and Associates Inc., has brought five new solutions to the market.

July 24, 2013

J. J. Keller’s Online Service Offers Complete HazCom Program Management

J. J. Keller & Associates has developed an online, subscription-based service that enables companies to easily manage the labeling, classification, and other aspects of the new HazCom standard.



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