CONFERENCE REPORT DGAC’s Annual Conference decamped to Nashville this year, presenting a novel mix of sessions covering regulatory updates, training issues and interactive workshops. As usual, there was plenty to discuss
The US Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued a reminder to companies shipping LPG in bulk by rail that cargoes should be odorised and that account should be taken of ‘odorant fade’ when determining the volume of odorant to be added.
ETHANOL Track washout was the immediate cause of a 2009 derailment in Illinois that killed one person and injured seven more. But NTSB says the incident raises further issues for shippers and railroad companies and has renewed calls for improved tank car design
CONFERENCE REPORT The transport of hazardous materials is generally a safe business but improvements can always be made. This year’s DGAC conference heard from the US regulators on the plans they have for
INSPECTION PHMSA’s notorious enhanced inspection rulemaking has been finalised. Is it as far-reaching as industry fears or is it, as PHMSA insists, a sensible measure to improve the safety of packaged goods in transport?