The American Chemistry Council (ACC), in cooperation with the American Trucking Associations and National Tank Truck Carriers, has announced a newly updated protocol to help chemical companies evaluate the security, safety, and regulatory compliance of carriers that transport chemicals. An assessment protocol has been in use by chemical makers and carriers for nearly a decade, but now includes information to enhance the security of chemical industry customers and suppliers.
New questions in the protocol address issues such as security countermeasures relating to motor carrier equipment, terminals, tank cleaning, delivery routes, employee training, and communication. The updated protocol also will help ACC members and partners meet their obligations for enhanced security protection under the Responsible Care Security Code.
The code was adopted in 2002 to enhance security against terrorist attack throughout the chemical industry value chain. In addition, the code emphasizes that security is a shared responsibility requiring actions by customers, suppliers, service providers, and government agencies.
For more information on the enhanced motor carrier protocol, click here for the ACC Web site, then click on the Transportation Security Guidelines button in the lower right hand corner. On the following page, click on the Word document, FinalTransGuide.