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Thank‘s DOT — Glad You Clarified This!

December 10th, 2002 by Karen Powell

Filed under: DOT/UN

Last month, we erroneously reported that 97% of the DOT inspections were the result of employee complaints, and to this, the DOT (US – Dept. of Transportation) contacted us to correct this number. In fact, less than 5% of inspections are generated from complaints. The vast majority of inspections are generated from numerous databases including packaging manufacturers, reconditioners, cylinder retesters, past incidents, shipper registrations, observations of packages in commerce, re-inspections of previous civil penalty actions, exemption and approval holders, 3rd party testing labs and many other in-field activities and incidents. The good news is that DOT is out in the field validating the integrity of our safe and secure transit system.

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