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 202-366-2535
Fax 202-493-6478

Enauk hmassist@dot.gov



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