DOT 117

BTS: DOT-117 Compliance Tops 85%

According to the most recent figures from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), the U.S. crude oil rail tank car fleet exceeded 85% compliance with DOT-117 safety standards, in 2021, up from 80% in 2020.

DOT-117 defined

The wait for a new tank car specification is over. Now comes the “fun” part: Retrofits to older cars, and potentially onerous operating rules.