Dow/Union Pacific cooperative agreement announced

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, March 9, 2007 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

On Wednesday, March 7th, Dow Chemical, a CMTA member, and the Union Pacific Railroad, a CMTA associate member, announced a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) reinforcing the companies' long history of working together to improve safety and security in chemical transportation. The goals outlined in the MOC are consistent with the principles and practices of "Responsible Care", which drives continuous improvement in the safe and secure manufacture, distribution and use of chemical products.

"Safety and security are the foremost priorities and are part of Dow's commitment to setting the standard for sustainability," said David Kepler, Senior Vice President, Shared Services, Environment Health and Safety, and Dow's chief information officer. "Dow and Union Pacific have a shared vision – to ensure the safe and secure transportation of essential products through each and every community we touch – and are committed to achieving this through our shared efforts."

The agreement calls for personnel from each organization to work together to achieve certain goals within the next ten years.  The goals will improve public education, increase surveillance of shipments through the use of global positioning technology, improve railcar design, reduce collisions and accidents, lower transit time in urban areas, and reduce shipments while still meeting marketplace demands. 

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