Glossary of Frequently Used Terms
Cargo Tank Facility Review
Carrier Intervention Effectiveness Model (CIEM)
Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV)
Commercial Zone Inspection
Driver Out-of-Service Rate
Final Safety Rating
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
Hazardous Materials (HM)
Hazardous Materials Carrier Type
Hazardous Materials Out-of-Service Rate
Household Goods Carrier Type
Inspection Level III (Driver Only)
Inspection Level IV (Special Study)
Inspection Level V (Terminal)
Inspection Level VI (Radioactive Materials)
As of Jan. 1, 2005, all vehicles and carriers transporting HRCQ of radioactive material are regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and required to pass the North American Standard Level VI Inspection.
Previously, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) voluntarily complied with the North American Standard Level VI Inspection Program requirements.
Select radiological shipments include HRCQ of radioactive material as defined by Title 49 CFR 173.403. And, because only a small fraction of transuranics are HRCQ, the U.S. DOE decided to include its transuranic waste shipments in the North American Standard Level VI Inspection Program."