U.S. Department of Transportation
Office of Public Affairs
EDITORS AND CORRESPONDENTS
"Tank Check '97," the first national
cargo tank performance review conducted by the Federal Highway
Administration, identified a variety of cargo tank safety
problems last month.
Examples of problem areas that stood out were leaking tanks,
inoperative remote shut-off devices, and a combination of rust,
corrosion or cracking.
More than 2,100 cargo tanks at 230 locations throughout the
country were inspected in the 2-day May exercise.
Results will be closely analyzed to identify and deal with any
patterns of safety defects. Up to 60 cargo tank facility
compliance reviews could result to verify the validity of the
test or inspection methods.
Further information is available from Bill Quade of the Office
of Motor Carriers (202-366-0476).
George L. Reagle
Last updated June 25, 1997
Associate Administrator for Motor Carriers