ATA to provide hazmat spill report, support services

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The American Trucking Associations soon will provide hazardous materials spill reporting and support services to its members. The organization, which signed an agreement with hazmat support and environmental claims management company Spill Center Inc., says the data will assist members in complying with local and national regulations in the event of a spill.

ATA says that because of differing regional laws, it was difficult to determine if a spill required the carrier to immediately notify the authorities in the location where the spill occurred. The service could help fleets control costs and limit liability from spills of hazardous materials, diesel fuel and other regulated cargo, ATA says.

Online data include a state-by-state spill reporting database that lists current regulatory requirements and agency contact information. ATA members can access this data and other information through a link at ATA’s website. Some usage fees will apply.