New Requirements for Transportation of Hazardous Materials

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Courtesy of Verisk 3E

There are 800,000 hazardous material shipments in the U.S. every day. The vast majority of these shipments are carried by truck and include fuels, medicines, and agricultural fertilizers. Some 85,000 trucks are needed for the transportation of gasoline and propane alone. A high volume shipment of a flamable fuel could be used as a weapon of catastophic proportions if in the wrong hands. Today, security is at the forefront of concerns affecting both the transportation industry and regulators, and we see the reaction to these concerns permeating all modes of transport.

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