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Tank Car Safety

As tank cars are the predominant vehicles for carrying hazardous material shipments, FRA has prepared Tank car guidance materials on maintaining, operating and securing this rail equipment:

  • Ensuring Tank Car Safety
  • Tank Car Committee Handouts
  • Suggestions for Effective Railroad Tank Car Loading/Unloading Training Programs

Contact us

Address Federal Railroad Administration 
RRS-12 Mail Stop 25
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE Washington, DC 20590

Phone 202-493-6245
Fax 202-493-6478



Ensuring Tank Car Safety Program 

National Tank Car Audit Plan 

Maximizing Safety and Weight:  A White Paper for Tank Cars greater than 263K 

Committee Handouts

Loading/unloading guidance



  • Contact us
  • Federal Railroad Administration
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC 20590
  • Regional Offices