Category Archives: New FMCSA Regulations

How Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Affects Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)

On February 11, 2015 the Government of Canada published in the Canada Gazette, Part II the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR), which, in addition to the amendments made to the Hazardous Products Act under the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No.1, modified the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information … Continue reading

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FMCSA Suspends Enforcement of the 34-hour Restart Provisions that went into Effect July 2013

After 18 months of lost productivity and groaning from the trucking industry about any potential safety benefits of the rule, the FMCSA has suspended enforcement of 49 CFR 395.3 (c) and (d) effective 12:01am December 16, 2014. What Changed? As … Continue reading

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New Definition of Tank Vehicle in the US Starting to Enter Enforcement Phase

On May 9, 2011 the FMCA expanded the definition of a Tank Vehicle Continue reading

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What You Need to do Because FMCSA Ended BMC-32 Cargo Insurance Requirements for Carriers

On March 21, the FMCSA eliminated the mandatory BMC-32 cargo insurance covering for-hire motor carriers and freight forwarders that do not transport household goods. The BMC-32, written during the tenure of the defunct Interstate Commerce Commission, was a hedge against … Continue reading

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Bulletin: CSA 2010 Now Live On-Line

As of December 13, 2010 the CSA 2010 data is on line at: http://ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/sms/ If you’re a chemical shipper, or any shipper for that matter, hazardous or not, you should be looking at the new data to evaluate your hazmat … Continue reading

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New Labelling Requirements for Marine Pollutants and IBC’s (Tote Tanks)

There are new labelling requirements coming out this year for marine pollutants to comply with international standards. There are also requirements for IBC’s to be labelled for stackability. Continue reading

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Are You Ready for CSA 2010?

The fine art of statistical analysis has finally caught up to the trucking industry.  The Federal Motor Carrier’s Safety Administration (FMCSA) is completely changing the way in which they monitor carriers for compliance. Under the current system SAFESTAT, a carrier’s … Continue reading

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