How will proposed changes in the HM BASIC impact tank truck carriers?

Nov. 9, 2016

Safely delivering the liquid and dry bulk products that fuel the US economy is the core mission of the tank truck industry. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) is considering changes to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program that could negatively impact NTTC motor carriers’ daily operations.    

Bulk Transporter and National Tank Truck Carriers have teamed up on a webinar addressing proposed CSA program changes that could have a negative impact on tank truck carriers. The presentation will show a carrier how to preview the proposed changes and see exactly how those proposed changes will affect CSA scores. Stay tuned for full details in coming days.

Two of the possible changes have big effects for our industry: making the HM BASIC public and splitting out tank truck fleets from non-tank truck fleets when calculating HM BASIC scores. Currently, tanker fleets tend to have much better HM BASIC scores than other fleets, meaning tank fleet scores are likely to rise. Carriers with higher scores are prioritized for increased roadside inspections.

NTTC will be submitting comments by the deadline of December 5, 2016. The Q&A session within this webinar with the participants will help NTTC to incorporate “real world” concerns of motor carriers into our public comments.  The issues that will be discussed in this webinar are critical to every hazardous materials hauler in the industry. Our webinar speakers are David Yessen, Division Chief, Compliance Division, FMCSA and Boyd Stephenson, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, NTTC.

Sponsorship Opportunity--There are sponsorship opportunities for this webinar. The sponsor(s) will be branded “sponsors of” with logos on the blasts for attendance and all marketing promotions including branding on our website and Bulk Logistics Trends e-newsletter. Sponsors will be thanked before and after during the live event and will have logos on the actual Power-Point pages that make up the Webinar, which will be carried on the Bulk Transporter website for three months. Sponsors will be provided the name, address, and registration information of the attendees, and we anticipate strong attendance by tank fleet management. Contact Martine Ewing for sponsor information: [email protected] or call 800-880-0368.