- Carriers will accept shipments of hazardous material, wastes, or substances and radioactive waste material for transportation in accordance with transportation requirements of U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, subject to the following provisions:
- Shipments of any Hazardous Goods, including hazardous wastes, hazardous substances for disposal, and radioactive active waste material, will be subject to the following requirements:
- A notice of 48 hours must be given to Carrier before tendering shipment, advising name of Shipper, origin, Consignee and destination.
- Carrier will determine through its delivering service center if Consignee will accept shipment when tendered.
- Upon advice from Consignee that shipment will be accepted Carrier will accept shipment.
- Upon advice from Consignee that shipment will not be accepted shipment will be refused by Carrier.
- Should Consignee advise that shipment cannot be accepted (See Paragraph "4" above), Carrier will make an attempt to determine when such shipment will be accepted by Consignee and advise Shipper or connecting Carrier.
- Shipments of hazardous wastes or substances, or radioactive waste material, which are delayed at any time due to restrictions imposed by any Shipper, Consignee or regulatory agency will be subject to a delay-in transit charge of 200 percent of the storage charges, published in Item 910. Such charges to begin at time shipment is delayed and continue until such time as transportation can be resumed or shipment delivered to Consignee (See NOTE 2). The accrued charges will be collected from the party responsible for the delay or if delayed by a regulatory agency, charges will be collected from the debtor of the freight bill or party requesting movement of the shipment. The Carrier shall maintain a record of all such shipment and vehicle delays, including the arrival and departure time at points where delays occur and name of party responsible for such delays.
- Waste to be packaged in new or reconditioned DOT specification containers. Non-reusable containers will not be accepted.
- When drums and/or containers are found to be defective or leaking through no fault of the Carrier, the necessary equipment and/or supplies, over-pack drums or containers, and all necessary labor will be provided to complete transportation of the shipment. All charges for obtaining the equipment and/or supplies, application of an over-pack drum or container and any necessary labor plus any and all actual damages approximately caused by defective or leaking containers and drums will be assessed against the Consignor and will be in addition to all other applicable tariff charges.
- Shipments of hazardous materials will be subject to a $25.00 surcharge.
- If required by Federal, State or Local regulations, Carrier will prepare designated route plans which will set forth the routes to be utilized in transporting shipments of hazardous materials, wastes, or substances, or radioactive waste material, from the initial origins to the final destinations. The designated route will be the shortest practical route over the highways approved by the appropriate State or Local agency for the transportation of hazardous materials, wastes, or substances, or radioactive waste material, and any interstate highway not disapproved by a State or Local agency with enforcement authority. If the total distance from the initial origin to the final destination via the designated route or movement exceeds 115 percent of the shortest mileage from initial origin to final destination, the distance in excess of 115 percent will be charged for at the rate of $10.40 per mile. All mileage shall be computed by the use of the PC*MILER.
- When special permits authorizing the transportation of specific shipments of hazardous materials, wastes, or substances, or radioactive waste materials are required by Federal, State or Local regulations, the purchase cost of such permits will be paid by the Carrier and collected as follows:
- The purchase costs of such permits, plus a service charge of $94.00 per permit, per state in which a permit is procured, shall be collected from the debtor of the freight bill or party requesting movement of the shipment.
- Except for the service charge for each permit required, evidence of payment of all permit charges shall be furnished to the Shipper or party requesting movement of the shipment upon request.
- Any notation on the bill of lading which in any way limits or denies Carrier access to the vehicle in which the shipment is loaded, shall be deemed by the Carrier to require "Exclusive Use of Vehicle" service in accordance with provisions of Item 759.
||Nothing in this rule shall obligate Carriers to transport shipments beyond the scope of
their operating certificates or in violation of any law, regulation or ordinance.
||Charges also apply on shipments delayed, by refusal or otherwise, at destination by
Consignee and begin upon notice of arrival (Item 345) to Consignee.