FMCSA Reminds The Dangers Of Hazardous Waste Cargo

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Federal regulators are making the strong recommendation that those who drive commercial vehicles, holding chemical tanks actually undergo voluntary tests that could very well decide whether or not their methods are safe. All based on the catastrophic failure that had been found through the latest test results.

Why is there even testing going on in the first place?

Well explosions that involve everyone from the owner-operators to the very fire marshals that attempt to put out the fiery explosion themselves are much too often happening, let alone stealing the lives. Therefore, because of poor management of potentially explosive material, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, has no choice but to make it known just how serious and careful you have to be when shipping items of hazardous material. No load is worth loading or unloading if your life is at risk.

This is a pretty serious instance to heed by, for the FMCSA knows there are more dangers to be had from Hazardous Material

From the farm co-op the parent company of AWT had made the responsible move of testing out a whopping 142-count of nurse tanks that had been manufactured between 2007 and 2012, with nearly 100 of them failing the test. Luckly, the tanks from 2012 had been approved and deemed as “safe practice. Unluckily, the rest were not, according to the FMCSA and the PHMSA or the also conducted tests on 142 AWT nurse tanks manufactured between 2007 and 2012 and 100 failed the test. All 2012 tanks passed, according to FMCSA and PHMSA or the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

While the advisory board, in their experimentation, have made it apparent that certain hazardous materials don’t require inspection according to the American Society of mechanical Engineers or ASME, the FMCSA and the PHMSA still stress the significance of checking in on their nurse tanks so that drivers have nothing to worry about, when keeping in line with federal regulations. They believe that inspection should occur every five years, as it is simply at the discretion of the nurse tank owner to use radiographic and even ultrasound to continue testing.

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