The ASLRRA has a series of publications available for purchase detailing information of importance dealing with railroad safety and security.

Freight Railroad IED Recognition and Inspection DVD: This DVD contains information on how to recognize and inspect potential improvised explosive devices safely. To order, click here.

Hazardous Material Pocket Response Guide- This handy guide summarizes recommended general procedures for dealing with possible or actual hazmat incidents on one side and gives brief descriptions of hazardous materials, associated with their DOT placards, on the other. Laminated and indented, so that it may be easily folded into the pockets of supervisors, train crews, etc. for quick reference. To order, click here.

Reasonable Suspicion Drug & Alcohol DVD: This DVD provides  guidance on drug and alcohol testing guidelines. Specifically, you will learn how to recognize possible impairment, what substances to test for, how to conduct a proper test, and steps to take in case of a positive test, among many other components.  To order your copy of the DVD, download the order form by clicking here, and faxing the completed form to (202) 628-6430, or e-mailing it to Dave Whorton at

Summary of Threat Alert Systems: This pocket-sized pamphlet summarizes the varying threat level systems used by all pertinent governmental and rail-related bodies. To order, click here.

Transportation Rail Incident Preparedness and Response (TRIPR) Training: Developed by PHMSA and the HAMMER group, TRIPR focuses on disaster management for emergency responders and interaction with railroads with a focus on flammable liquid trains. TRANSCAER has endorsed and will be distributing the training. To access the TRIPR website, click the button below.

TRIPR Training Graphic

A fact sheet on flammable liquid unit trains has also been prepared by PHMSA. To access it, click here.

Industry Safety Initiatives: Currently, the ASLRRA is involved in two industry-wide safety initiatives: SOFA and FAMES.

For more information, contact JR Gelnar at or 202-585-3436.