Issue Date: May 5, 2014 | Web Date: May 2, 2014
Canada Orders Safer Rail Tankers
The Canadian government has issued new rules that will force railroads and hazardous cargo shippers to phase out within three years the type of puncture-prone, older-model tank car that was involved in last summer’s deadly train crash in Quebec.
Under the rules, up to 65,000 DOT-111 tank cars currently in service throughout North America will be banned from carrying oil, ethanol, and other flammable liquids on tracks in Canada on May 1, 2017. The tankers . . .
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