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Interstate Commerce or Local Control? PHMSA Asked for a Decision

In two actions published in today’s Federal Register, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) has made an application to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) for an administrative determination on whether Federal hazardous materials laws would pre-empt requirements put in place by the cities of New York, NY and Pittsburgh, PA.

USDOT/PHMSA Submits Paper for Upcoming UN Session on the Transport of Dangerous Goods

The United States Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) continues to respond to the disastrous train derailment in La Megantic, Quebec on July 6th, 2013. In that incident, an unmanned and unattended Montreal, Maine, & Atlantic (MM&A) freight train carrying crude oil derailed after a brake failure and subsequent uncontrolled

New Rules for Air Shipment of Lithium Batteries In Effect After March 31, 2014

After  March 31, 2014, a Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods is now required for Section IB shipments of lithium batteries, whereas before it was optional. For the most up-to-date testing criteria reference the Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods: Tests and Criteria, 5th Edition. We will publish more on this in the coming days,

Federal Register Publishes Proposed Driver’s Log Rules Change by FMCSA

The United States Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today published the supplemental proposed rulemaking which will require the use of electronic logs for commercial drivers of trucks and busses engaged in interstate commerce in the Federal Register. According to the FMCSA’s news release of March 13th, the new rule, if

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