Transportation of Hazardous Materials. Applicability. Each officer or employee of the motor carrier who performs duties related to the transportation of hazardous materials. Each person who operates or is in charge of a motor vehicle containing hazardous materials. State and Local Laws.
Every Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) containing hazardous materials must be driven and parked in compliance with the laws, ordinances and regulations of the jurisdiction in which it is being operated.
A motor vehicle carrying 50 Lbs. or more, must be attended at all times unless all of the following conditions apply:
explosives or hazardous materials
A motor vehicle containing hazardous materials and located on a public street, highway or the shoulder of a public highway, must be attended by its driver.
A motor vehicle is attended when the person in charge of the vehicle is on the vehicle, awake and not in a sleeper berth, or is within 100 feet of the vehicle and has it within his/her unobstructed field of view.
A motor vehicle containing hazardous
materials must not be parked :
No person may smoke or carry a lighted cigarette, cigar or pipe on or within 25 feet of:
When a motor vehicle which contains hazardous materials is being fueled:
A motor carrier that transports Division
1.1, 1.2 or 1.3 materials must furnish the
driver of each motor vehicle in which the
explosives are transported with the
A driver who receives documents must sign a receipt for them. The motor carrier shall maintain the receipt for one year from the date of signature.
A vehicle carrying hazardous materials shall operate over routes which do not go through or near heavily populated areas, places where crowds are assembled, tunnels, narrow streets or alleys, except where the motor carrier determines that:
A carrier or any person operating a motor vehicle that contains a radioactive material shall ensure that the vehicle is operated on routes that minimize radiological risk.
A carrier or any person operating a motor
vehicle containing radioactive materials
shall operate the vehicle only over
A motor vehicle may be operated over
a route other than a preferred route only
under the following conditions:
The route plan shall contain:
No person may transport radioactive
materials on a public highway unless the
driver has received within the two
preceding years, written training on:
The driver must have a certificate of
training and a copy must be placed in
his or her qualification file showing:
Remember that the transportation of hazardous materials is dangerous and thorough training is crucial for everyone’s safety.
Thank you for your time and attention.