The hazmat shipments NS moves are vital to our daily lives.
Here are some of the ways we use them every day
Tank cars built today are vastly improved over earlier generations, with higher grade steel, better thermal protection, improved valves and fittings, often thicker tanks, and other improvements. US Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) recently released new federal tank car regulations. The new rules set tougher standards for new tank cars used to transport flammable liquids, including crude oil and ethanol, and call for existing cars that carry flammable liquids to be retrofitted with enhanced safety features or, if no upgrades are made, phased out.
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