Striking a Balance between Theory and Practice in HAZMAT Transportation

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Striking a Balance between Theory and Practice in HAZMAT Transportation
According to
Luedtke
and White (2002), The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Hazardous Materials Safety estimates that averages of over 800,000 shipments of hazardous materials (HAZMATs) are made each day in the United States. The majority of the hazardous material shipped is classified as flammable liquid (e.g., petroleum). Other types of
HAZMATs
include flammable solids, toxics and radioactive materials (
Luedtke
& White, 2002). Typically, the routes of the vehicles carrying these
HAZMATs
have been determined using cost-benefit analysis: According to Huang,
Cheu
, and
Liew
(2004), the two primary concerns have been: (a) exposure (e.g., commercial...
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