NEWS
Wed Jul 23, 2014 01:55 PM CDT

STREATOR, Ill. (DTN) -- Thousands of legacy tanker railcars would be phased out within two years under a rule proposed Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The proposal is in response to a series of rail crashes, such as the runaway crude train last summer that exploded and resulted in the death of 47 people plus the destruction of the Lac-Megantic downtown area, a small town in Quebec, Canada.

The retrofitting or replacement of DOT-111 tank cars will impact oil and other flammable liquids transported, such as ethanol.

The proposed regulations apply to trains of 20 or more cars.

...

Quick View
  • Enlist Cotton Approved USDA has made its final decision to deregulate Dow AgroScience's Enlist cotton trait, which means...
  • Market Moves Weaning and preconditioning top the list of aggravating and expensive chores for most ranchers. C...
  • Ask The Mechanic Ask the Mechanic answers the question about how VW and German engineering was able to get by with...
  • Senior Partners - 4 Except for family sales, seller financing virtually vanished after the farm crisis of the 1980s w...
  • PNW Ag Hit by Historic Drought In addition to problems with the Northwestern wheat crop, cattle are also being adversely affecte...
  • RFS Deadline Nears With the deadline to file comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes to strike at m...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business Agendas don't always lead to immediate decisions, but can still cement your family unity.
  • Multi-Year Losses Spur Concern The recent price rally offered growers a welcome opportunity to price 2014 and 2015 crops, but it...
  • Ask the Vet The vet says my calf had Mannheimia. What is that?
Related News Stories
EIA: Ethanol Stocks, Demand Up
NEFI Preserves Bioheat Definition
NBB: Boost Biomass-Based Diesel RVO
API, AFPM: Hold Ethanol RVO at 9.7%
Ethanol Blog
Ethanol Blog
Biodiesel Credit for Producers Eyed
Ethanol Stocks, Output Down; Demand Up
Senators Seek Biodiesel Hike in RFS
Biofuel Briefs