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Title: U.S. Department of Energy motor carrier evaluation program

Abstract

The transportation of substances specified in Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) section 172.101 as hazardous materials is a process that requires a detailed investigation of the supplier (carrier) before shipments are released in its care. The myriad of regulations and the potential liability that a manufacturer or shipper of these materials incurs does not end once the carrier clears the gates, but extends until the material has safely reached its destination and is safely stored. In many cases the shipper of these materials does not take a careful look at the carrier, and the results could be devastating. All too often, carriers are trusted to {open_quotes}do the right thing{close_quotes}. The Department of Energy`s Transportation Management Division has taken a positive step in insuring that carriers are highly qualified before they are permitted to transport any material classified as hazardous in Title 49, CFR. The process utilized by the DOE is the Motor Carrier Evaluation Program (MCEP), the corner stone for building a partnership with the carriers and ensuring that all hazardous materials are handled in a safe manner. Carriers are evaluated and rated, based on their performance in those areas that concern themselves with safety while in transit.more » This program is an essential part of the DOE`s commitment to safety.« less

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Westinghouse Hanford Company, Richland, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Arizona Univ., Tucson, AZ (United States). Coll. of Engineering and Mines; New Mexico State Univ., University Park, NM (United States); Waste-Management Education and Research Consortium (WERC), Las Cruces, NM (United States); USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
121057
Report Number(s):
CONF-940225-Vol.2
TRN: 95:007146-0035
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Conference: Waste management `94: working towards a cleaner environment, Tucson, AZ (United States), 27 Feb - 3 Mar 1994; Other Information: PBD: 1994; Related Information: Is Part Of Technology and programs for Radioactive Waste Management and Environmental Restoration. Volume 2; Post, R.G. [ed.] [Arizona Univ., Tucson, AZ (United States). College of Engineering and Mines]; PB: 750 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; ROAD TRANSPORT; TRANSPORT REGULATIONS; COMPLIANCE; RADIATION PROTECTION; QUALITY ASSURANCE; SAFETY

Citation Formats

Blalock, L., and Penn, R.. U.S. Department of Energy motor carrier evaluation program. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Blalock, L., & Penn, R.. U.S. Department of Energy motor carrier evaluation program. United States.
Blalock, L., and Penn, R.. Sat . "U.S. Department of Energy motor carrier evaluation program". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {The transportation of substances specified in Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) section 172.101 as hazardous materials is a process that requires a detailed investigation of the supplier (carrier) before shipments are released in its care. The myriad of regulations and the potential liability that a manufacturer or shipper of these materials incurs does not end once the carrier clears the gates, but extends until the material has safely reached its destination and is safely stored. In many cases the shipper of these materials does not take a careful look at the carrier, and the results could be devastating. All too often, carriers are trusted to {open_quotes}do the right thing{close_quotes}. The Department of Energy`s Transportation Management Division has taken a positive step in insuring that carriers are highly qualified before they are permitted to transport any material classified as hazardous in Title 49, CFR. The process utilized by the DOE is the Motor Carrier Evaluation Program (MCEP), the corner stone for building a partnership with the carriers and ensuring that all hazardous materials are handled in a safe manner. Carriers are evaluated and rated, based on their performance in those areas that concern themselves with safety while in transit. This program is an essential part of the DOE`s commitment to safety.},
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