October 3, 2016: Railworthiness Directive for Certain Railroad Tank Cars Equipped With Bottom Outlet Valve Assembly and Constructed by American Railcar Industries and ACF Industries

The Federal Railroad Administration has issued a Railworthiness Directive to owners of DOT 111 tank cars built by American Railcar Industries or ACF Industries from 2009 – 2015. As a result of their non-conforming welding practices these cars may have substantial weld defects at the sump and BOV skid groove attachment welds which may compromise their ability to retain their contents during transportation.

 Notice of issuance and availability of Railworthiness Directive