Roadway Hazmat Crashes Have, and are, Changing the Rules
Crashes involving hazardous materials being moved by truck are increasing. And that is bad news for hazmat responders.
A recent report by CBS News examined data on the number of roadway crashes over the past 10 years. They found that for every one rail incident involving hazmat, there are 33 roadway incidents. Trucks accounted for 64% of all hazmat crashes when compared to all other modes of hazmat transportation.