DOT allows Canadians to haul explosives

The DOT's Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued an emergency rule that will still allow Canadian truckers to haul explosives into the United States. The new rule requires Canadian transportation companies that want to haul explosives into the U.S. to submit certain information to Transport Canada so the agency can do background checks. The information will be passed on to TSA and

The DOT's Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued an emergency rule that will still allow Canadian truckers to haul explosives into the United States.

The new rule requires Canadian transportation companies that want to haul explosives into the U.S. to submit certain information to Transport Canada so the agency can do background checks. The information will be passed on to TSA and down to customs inspectors, who will only allow approved carriers to cross the border.

TSA said the rule was drafted as a temporary solution to the problem of cross-border explosives hauling until the department completes consultations with Canada and other U.S. government agencies and issues more comprehensive regulations regarding background checks of persons transporting hazardous materials.

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