Aurora, Ill., voted no on one of the more contentious railroad issues of our automated times: Should freight trains be allowed to operate with one-person crews, with technology taking the place of a second crew member?
Is complying with the multitude of regulations for the transport of hazardous materials—also known as dangerous goods (DG)—truly a challenge? According to 136 shipping executives surveyed online in April 2015 by Labelmaster, a provider of solutions for hazardous material transport compliance, even Albert Einstein would have had problems figuring out some of the rules.
Canadian officials reported no injuries Wednesday morning, Oct. 8, 2014, in the aftermath of a CN train derailment occurring Tuesday near Wadena, Saskatchewan that generated smoke and some fears of toxic release.
The Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulator has quickly challenged the refinery lobby’s contention that Bakken crude falls comfortably within existing “Class 3 Flammable Liquid” and should continue to be transported in the DOT-111 general purpose tank car.
Vancouver, British Columbia-based Kelso Technologies Inc. announced Wednesday that it has received certification from the Association of American Railroads for its new heavy-duty external pressure relief valve (EPRV) following successful tests in August.
Forty-five Norfolk Southern chemical customers have earned the railroad’s Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award for their safe handling of chemical products in 2011.
Union Pacific has named 74 companies as annual Pinnacle Award recipients for chemical transportation safety.