Canada mandates tank car upgrades
Apr 25, 2014 | 11:44 AM
| Frank Haflich
LOS ANGELES Canada has ordered the "immediate" removal of 5,000 tank cars from service as part of a series of rulings issued this past week designed to improve safety, according to a spokeswoman for Transport Canada.
Transport Canada issued a "protective direction" effective April 23 that removes the "least crash-resistant DOT-111 tank cars from dangerous goods service," according to the government agency. It will also require DOT-111 cars used to transport crude oil and ethanol that dont meet standards published earlier this year to be "phased out or refitted" by April 23, 2017. ....
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