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ASLRRA provides training program to help small roads meet federal haz-mat security-risk rule

In conjunction with Class Is, American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) recently developed a security-awareness training program tied to hazardous-material shipments, according to the association's bi-weekly newsletter released Aug. 8.

The program complies with U.S. Department of Transportation's new rule requiring all haz-mat shippers and carriers to train employees on security assessment. By no later than March 25, 2006, each haz-mat employee must receive training that "provides an awareness of security risks associated with hazardous-materials transportation and methods to enhance transportation security," the rule states.

On Aug. 8, the association began electronically distributing the program to members.

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