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hazmat

(hăz′măt)
Contraction for hazardous material.
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Uncertainty of hazmat transport refers to the uncertainty of the transportation time and transportation risk, which may be caused by the traffic accident, weather, and traffic density of the road.
(1) Multiple hazmat distribution centers are existent
(2) The supply of hazmat distribution centers is adequate
In underwriting railroad liability, Markel considers a company's percentage of hazmat cars in relation to total cars hauled; what substances they are hauling and how far; and projections for the coming year.
This year, they developed a re-route tool for hazmat, and they've reduced the "dwell time"--the amount of time cars sit in certain places.
88% Rate of decline in rail hazmat accidents since 1980.
Either we are training DOD CBD specialists to double as HAZMAT or medical specialists, or we think that future adversaries are seriously considering the use of less toxic chemicals than sarin or mustard as weapons against our forces.
If the concern is ROTA or HAZMAT, are these events going to happen so frequently that we need to modify all our detectors and protective suits?
The Department of Transportations' record on hazmat trucking is just as deplorable.
Uniquely dependent on air transport, Alaska businesses face more problems with hazmat transportation than shippers Outside.
John White, special agent for hazardous materials with the Federal Aviation Administration in Anchorage, reports that in 1991, 40 violations of hazmat air transport were discovered in Alaska, 34 of them involving hidden hazardous materials.
Sam Krogstad, president of Bush Consolidators, an Anchorage freight-consolidating company serving remote Alaska communities, says, "Nobody likes to do hazmat. Some airlines charge $20 to $25 just to process it.