New Member Promotion Ends 9/30 >>> Save $15 and get a SHRM tote!
Employers are offering creative perks to attract and retain today’s workers.
Plus all the HR resources you need to be more efficient and effective this fall!
Prepare for your exam with the guidance of a SHRM-certified instructor in Boston, Oct. 24-26.
Learn how to make the business case for diversity, October 25-27.
The Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) produced its
updated list of designated and restricted routes for the transport of hazardous materials in the July 14, 2014, edition of the
Transportation industry employers will want to review the new registry and determine what impact the changes may have for their logistics operations. The registry update is effective immediately and supersedes the previous registry, which was published in 2000.
The National Hazardous Materials Route Registry lists every designated and restricted road for highway route-controlled quantities of radioactive materials and nonradioactive hazmat transportation. The list also outlines the limitations for using these routes.
This update of the national hazmat route registry is meant to improve the clarity and functionality of the route listings, according to the FMCSA.
“Having an accurate hazardous materials highway route designation listing is critical to public safety,” the FMCSA said in the register notice. Additionally, carriers must develop written route plans for transporting hazardous materials, and adhere to those written route plans, the agency said.
Fourteen states (Connecticut, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, Vermont and Wisconsin) have not designated any required or prohibited hazmat routes.
Five jurisdictions have unresolved routes left on the registry: Alaska, California, Colorado, Texas and the District of Columbia. The FMCSA is particularly interested in public comments that help determine the status of these unresolved routes. Comments must be submitted to the Department of Transportation on or before Sept. 12, 2014.
Roy Maurer is an online editor/manager for SHRM.
Follow him @SHRMRoy
SHRM Online Safety & Security page
You have successfully saved this page as a bookmark.
Please confirm that you want to proceed with deleting bookmark.
You have successfully removed bookmark.
Please log in as a SHRM member before saving bookmarks.
Your session has expired. Please log in again before saving bookmarks.
Please purchase a SHRM membership before saving bookmarks.
An error has occurred
Recommended for you
Choose from dozens of free webcasts on the most timely HR topics.
SHRM’s HR Vendor Directory contains over 3,200 companies