When is a shipment in commerce and how is it connected to the DOT regulations?

Your shipment is in commerce when it is placed on any public road or highway. It is connected to DOT because regulations apply to the shipments of hazardous materials when they are in commerce. If you are just transporting the hazardous materials around your facility and never crossing a public highway you are not in commerce then the regulations do not apply. Railcars are always in commerce because they are always on their tracks or road and therefore in commerce at all times.

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