21 U.S. Code § 350e - Sanitary transportation practices
The term “bulk vehicle” includes a tank truck, hopper truck, rail tank car, hopper car, cargo tank, portable tank, freight container, or hopper bin, and any other vehicle in which food is shipped in bulk, with the food coming into direct contact with the vehicle.
The term “transportation” means any movement in commerce by motor vehicle or rail vehicle.
The Secretary shall by regulation require shippers, carriers by motor vehicle or rail vehicle, receivers, and other persons engaged in the transportation of food to use sanitary transportation practices prescribed by the Secretary to ensure that food is not transported under conditions that may render the food adulterated.
The Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register any waiver and the reasons for the waiver.
This subsection applies to transportation that occurs on or after the effective date of the regulations promulgated under subsection (b).
The Secretary of Transportation, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and the heads of other Federal agencies, as appropriate, shall provide assistance on request, to the extent resources are available, to the Secretary for the purposes of carrying out this section.
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