RSPA looks at new regs for tube trailers

A dramatic accident involving a hydrogen gas shipment has prompted the Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) of the Department of Transportation to take a close look at tube trailers, according to Stan Staniszewski with RSPA. The agency is contemplating regulations similar to those that apply to the operation of MC330/331 and MC338 trailers. Speaking at the National Tank Truck Carriers’ annual Cargo Tank Maintenance Seminar in Chicago IL, Staniszewski said that the agency believes more accident protection is needed, especially overturn protection.

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