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Opinion: Proposed rules could change markings on dangerous goods

May 7, 2019 Jaclyne Reive

Transport Canada has proposed a series of amendments to existing Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR), as it looks to align with the 20th edition of the United Nations Model Regulations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. The end results will likely affect classification information, shipping names, and other special provisions, and better align with U.S. regulations when it comes to the safety marks on dangerous goods.

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UPS expands dangerous goods shipping program

April 12, 2017 by sehui

ATLANTA, GA – UPS has announced it has expanded its global dangerous goods shipping program to include 400 additional commodities that can be accepted in its global air network, with 300 additional commodities across its European ground network. In addition, the company has also increased permitted quantity of select dangerous goods accepted for shipment.

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Call to ban hazardous loads in storms “not feasible”: OTA

April 6, 2017 by sehui

PRESCOTT, ON – Prescott mayor Brett Todd may want to ban hazardous cargo from Highway 401 during stormy conditions, but the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has responded in a letter that such a move is simply “not feasible”.

The mayor originally voiced his concerns at a council meeting in late March, following a March 14 crash and related hazardous material spill near Mallorytown that closed the highway for 30 hours.

“Why are there not regulations to keep this type of hazardous material off the road when the weather is bad?” the mayor said at the council meeting, according to the Brockville Recorder. Todd added that the town of Prescott’s location along the 401 corridor leaves it vulnerable to incidents like that.

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Dangerous cargo events now require spill, theft reports

June 1, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

OTTAWA, ON – Transport Canada is now mandating the need for shippers to file an emergency report with local authorities if a tractor-trailer’s dangerous cargo is lost, stolen or involved in a collision.

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No Charge for Dangerous Goods Transport Emergency Calls

December 11, 2015 by sehui

OTTAWA, ON – You now don’t have to spend a cent when needing pertinent and timely advice on how to handle emergencies arising from the transportation of dangerous goods.

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Changes Proposed to Dangerous Goods Transportation Reporting

June 15, 2015 by sehui

OTTAWA — Transport Canada has posted in the Canada Gazette proposed changes to reporting requirements when it comes to regulations over spills or accidents involving the transportation of dangerous goods. Regulators are providing a comment period, after which they will review comments from industry.

No timeline has been established for when Transport Canada will finalize the proposal.

Highlights from the proposed amendments include:

A new definition of the release of dangerous goods;
Amendments to reporting requirements to introduce circumstances under which a report is required;
Exceptions where the reporting obligation does not apply;
The reporting of the loss or theft of dangerous goods;
The reporting of unlawful interference with dangerous goods; and
New reporting criteria for misdeclared or undeclared dangerous goods to harmonize with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) reporting requirements.

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Feds Update Dangerous Goods Regs, Safety Marks

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO – Lisa Raitt, federal Minister of Transport, announced new regulations for identifying and labelling dangerous goods transported by truck or rail in Canada.

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Dangerous goods subject to enhanced rules

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — A few amendments to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act were recently tabled in an effort to enhance security and safety in the transport of, coincidentally enough, dangerous goods.

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HAZMAT TRAINING PROGRAM

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

J. J. Keller & Associates has introduced ‘Hazmat Training Made Easier For All Employees’

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Trucking Dangerous Goods Still Not Allowed on Windsor Bridge

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WARREN, MI – Trucks carrying hazardous goods will not be using the Ambassador Bridge, which connects Detroit to Windsor, the Michigan Department of Transportation has decided.

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CTA Recommends 105 Speed Limit For All

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO- The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) recommends that all provinces follow Ontario and Quebec’s lead in requiring a truck speed limit of no more than 105 kilometres an hour.

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Trucking Dangerous Goods: Who’s Liable in Case of Accidents?

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

The Canadian Trucking Alliance and federal government are asking themselves what to do about liability in incidents regarding the transport of dangerous goods.

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HAZMAT TRAINING PROGRAM

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

J. J. Keller & Associates has introduced ‘Hazmat Training Made Easier For All Employees’

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Fertilizer gets newly sprouted classification

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — In the interest of public safety, the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Regulations have been amended to reflect the re-classification of anhydrous ammonia (fertilizer) from non-flammable, non-toxic gas, to toxic gas.

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Trucking Dangerous Goods: Who’s Liable in Case of Accidents?

February 7, 2014 by Martin Smith

The Canadian Trucking Alliance and federal government are asking themselves what to do about liability in incidents regarding the transport of dangerous goods.