Our mission is to protect people and the environment from the risks of hazardous materials transportation. To do this, we establish national policy, set and enforce standards, educate, and conduct research to prevent incidents. We also prepare the public and first responders to reduce consequences if an incident does occur.
Our vision is that no harm results from hazardous materials transportation. We cannot accept death as an inevitable consequence of transporting hazardous materials, so we will work continuously to find new ways to reduce risk toward zero deaths, injuries, environmental and property damage, and transportation disruptions.