February 20, 2014 7:11 PM

Railroads make their own moves to improve safety of crude oil trains

As they await new federal guidelines on the shipment of crude oil, railroads are taking their own steps to improve the safety of the shipments. On Thursday, BNSF, the nation's largest hauler of crude oil in trains, said it would purchase 5,000 new, better protected tank cars exclusively for such shipments.

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