The American Driver
From Drivers - For Drivers
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
800-461-8841  ;
A law enforcement agency within the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the ATF enforces federal laws
and regulations relating to alcohol, tobacco products, firearms, explosives, and arson.  Through
explosives regulation and enforcement programs, the ATF works to prevent both the criminal use and
accidental detonations of explosives.  It uses National Response Teams and International Response
Teams to investigate explosives incidents.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
800-832-5660  ;
The FMCSA develops and enforces trucking regulations, including Hazardous Materials Regulations
(HMR).  HMR help ensure the safe and secure transport of hazardous materials by addressing
hazardous materials classification, proper packaging, employee training, hazard communication, and
operational requirements.
National Response Center (NRC)
800-424-8802  ;
The NRC is the federal point of contact for reporting all oil and chemical spills anywhere in the U.S.  The
NRC maintains a 24-hour-per-day, 7-day-a-week, 365-day-a-year operations center.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
800-321-6742  ;
The OSHA strives to ensure a safe and healthful workplace by preventing work-related injuries,
illnesses, and deaths.
Office of Hazardous Materials (OHM)
800-467-4922  ;
The OHM formulates, issues, and revises Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).  The complete
HMR, including the hazardous materials table, clarifications, and exemptions, plus links to other
resources are available at their website.
American Trucking Associations (ATA)
703-838-1700  ;
The ATA represents the interests of the trucking industry by influencing state and federal government,
providing educational programs and industry research, and promoting highway and driver safety.
National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc. (NTTC)
703-838-1960  ;
NTTC represents the interests of the tank truck industry before Congress and various federal agencies.  
Comprising approximately 180 trucking companies, its goals are to enhance safety and profitability of
the industry, act as a spokesman for its members, and exchange information with major shipping