Tanker Definition Deemed Too Broad - 2/24/2012
The American Trucking Associations is petitioning the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to change its definition of tank vehicles. ATA insists that the definition is too broad and the requirements too burdensome for drivers. “These motor carriers do not know in advance what types of containers will be moving on shipments between their terminals,” the association writes in a letter to FMCSA Administrator Anne S. Ferro. “Obtaining this endorsement is burdensome, requiring additional training, time off work and substantial costs and fees.”
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