Companies win award for safely record concerning chemical shipments
Shipping chemicals can be a dangerous ordeal for drivers and companies. As such, many freight-hauling businesses enroll their employees in recurrent hazmat training to keep them up-to-date on the current laws and regulations that govern the transportation.
Less than truckload (LTL) carrier, A. Duie Pyle, recently received the 2011 Responsible Care Partner of the Year Award from the American Chemistry Council (ACC), FleetOwner reports.
Officials told the news source that the award is in recognition of the fleet's performance and their safety record in regards to handling chemical shipments. Furthermore, the Responsible Care Program is a global initiative designed to assure safe and secure management of hazardous materials.
"The awards program recognizes those companies that are among the industry’s very best performers, those companies that are leading the way to face challenges today, to ensure that the industry is safer and more secure," Greg Babe, chairman of ACC’s Board Committee on Responsible Care, told the news source.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the federal government conducted nearly 2,000 hazardous material reviews in 2010.
By Andie Martin
Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
Shipping chemicals can be a dangerous ordeal for drivers and companies.