February 19, 2014: Several Refiners Will No Longer Accept Older DOT111 Tank Cars for Crude

This week several refiners and a tank car manufacuter have announced they will no longer accept older-style tank cars for crude oil service, meaning those pre-CPC 1232 (Oct. 2011).

Irving Oil, PBF Energy, and Tesoro Refinery (as well as CP and CN Railways -see related post in STARS HazMat Alerts "In The News ") have all opted to no longer allow the use of DOT111 tank cars after specific dates later this year and have taken steps to ensure that their entire crude oil fleets are made up exclusively CPC 1232-compliant cars.

See NBC Article here.  See CBC article here.

Author: Wendy Buckley

Wendy has been in the hazardous materials industry for over 17 years. She worked for both the Federal Railroad Administration and New Jersey State Department of Transportation as a Railroad Hazardous Materials Safety Inspector. Wendy was an Investigator with the Office of Inspector General at Amtrak, a Multi-Modal HazMat Instructor and Auditor with a premier training and consulting company, and managed the Regulatory Affairs department at a multi-billion dollar, multi-national laboratory supply company. Wendy started her career as a Hazardous Materials Technician and Firefighter and today she is the President & Founder of Specialty Transportation and Regulatory Services, a hazardous materials and hazardous waste management consulting firm. Wendy has multiple degrees from several private and public Universities.