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September 9th, 2003 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: HazMat

Regulation enacted earlier this year has focused on the background checks of haz-mat drivers and their Commercial Driver‘s Licenses (CDL). The cost of doing these checks has been reported in earlier Newsletters. However, concerns are now surfacing that as a result of many of those driver’s being unable to meet the CDL requirements, there will be a significant loss of jobs for these driver‘s. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently stated that about 25% of the applicants require in-depth review and that during this period, they will be unable to drive unless they appeal and receive a special waiver. Ultimately, TSA is anticipating that approximately 170,000 current drivers will not be able to receive their CDL for hazardous material transport. However, the driver’s will be able to continue driving non-haz-mat shipments.

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