Washington — Three days after the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration determined that hazardous materials transporters do not have to comply with California’s rest and meal break requirements, the American Trucking Associations filed a petition asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to pre-empt the requirements for all commercial motor vehicle drivers.
Washington – Commercial motor vehicle drivers who haul certain hazardous materials will continue to be exempt from a 30-minute rest break rule until Aug. 20, 2020, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Washington – The National Transportation Safety Board on Jan. 23 issued recommendations to the Federal Railroad Administration and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration in an effort to improve the safety of shipping crude oil and other flammable hazardous materials by rail.
Washington – The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has extended the comment period on a proposal to enhance the safety and durability of rail tank cars used to transport hazardous materials.
Arlington, VA – The American Trucking Associations is asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to give all drivers transporting hazardous materials more flexibility regarding FMCSA’s rest-break requirement.
Washington – The Federal Railroad Administration and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration are scheduled to host a public meeting Aug. 27-28 on hazardous materials transportation on railroads.