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Talking Freight 11/13: Hazardous Materials Shipments: Economic and Safety Considerations

Date:
November 07, 2018
Topics:
Freight, News, News Homepage

On Tuesday, November 13, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET, the Federal Highway Administration will hold its monthly Talking Freight web seminar.  The topic will be Hazardous Materials Shipments: Economic and Safety Considerations.

Hazardous materials shipments are often overlooked when examining non-safety related freight transportation needs, but they contribute significantly to the economic vitality of the United States.  They are transported across the country every day by trucks, railroads, pipelines, barges, and airplanes, ensuring those hazmat products meet our everyday needs and petroleum products and biofuels continue to drive the U.S. economy forward.  The recent increases in U.S. shale oil and gas supplies have impacted the entire freight transportation system as more crude oil and natural gas are transported to refineries and export facilities. Pipelines and railroads transport large volumes of petroleum products, raw materials and chemicals to connect production facilities with refineries and terminals. Trucks transport refined petroleum to commercial and retail fuel stations in every state. Ships import and export fuels and chemicals to support both the United States’ and the world’s energy needs.

This webinar will discuss hazardous materials supply chains and the regulatory oversight required to ensure the labeling, packaging, shipping and storage of hazardous materials meet state and federal requirements.  Particular focus will be given during the webinar to both truck and rail shipments, which handle most of the hazmat shipments within the U.S.

For more information or to register, visit https://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/fpd/talking_freight/index.htm.