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Rail Impact

Rail impact testing is better known as a "hump test" because of the slight hill or hump in the rail yard used to accelerate individual rail cars to connect them to a line of cars in the yard. NATC has a dedicated rail impact facility for simulating rail humping activities in accordance with MIL-STD-810, EC or other specifications, evaluating tie-down systems and cargo retention systems.

Container Certification

NATC is certified by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Coast Guard for testing and witnessing manufacturer tests of all types of shipping containers to CSC, CFR, and ISO standards. These tests include but are not limited to stacking, lifting by top and bottom corner fittings, lifting from fork lift pockets, lifting at grappler arm positions, side wall and end wall strength, roof strength, floor strength, rigidity (transverse and longitudinal), restraint (longitudinal) and weatherproofness.

Hazard Classification

NATC conducts test to validate transport and handling classifications for munitions, gas generators, batteries, and other explosives and combustibles for both the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Defense. Tests include slow and fast cook-off tests, drop tests, and environmental tests. A full range of instrumentation is available to support these test procedures.


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a division of Hodges Transportation, Inc.
Post Office Box 234, Carson City, Nevada 89702

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