U.S. Department of Energy Motor Carrier Evaluation Programby James Portsmouth, Westinghouse Hanford Co, United States,
Abstract: The U.S. Department of Energy-Headquarters (DOE-HQ), Transportation Management Division (TMD) has the overall responsibility to provide a well-managed transportation program for the safe, efficient, and economical transportation of DOE-owned materials. The DOE-TMD has established an excellent safety record in the transportation of hazardous materials including radioactive materials and radioactive wastes. This safety record can be maintained only through continued diligence and sustained effort on the part of the DOE-TMD, its field offices, and the contractors' organizations. Key elements in the DOE's effective hazardous and radioactive materials shipping program are (1) integrity of packages, (2) strict adherence to regulations and procedures, (3) trained personnel, (4) complete management support, and (5) use of the best commercial carriers.
Subject Headings: Hazardous materials | Radioactive materials | Transportation safety | Radioactive wastes | Freight transportation | Economic factors | Material properties
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