Hazmat Placards

Everything You Need To Know About Hazmat Placards

Entries for December, 2010

Hazmat Placards

Each person or shipper who offers a motor carrier a Hazardous Material for transportation by Highway SHALL provide the required placards to the motor carrier.  The placards must be offered at the same time or prior to the transportation of the Hazardous Material. However the placards do not have to be offered by the shipper if […]

Bulk package definition

Bulk package means a packaging in which the hazardous materials are loaded which has, 1. A maximum capacity greater than 119 gallons as a receptacle for a liquid. 2. A maximum net mass greater than 882 pounds and a maximum capacity greater than 119 gallon as a receptacle for a solid. 3. A water capacity […]

Placards not required for Table 2 non-bulk

 Defintion of a Non-bulk package: 1 .A maximum capacity of 119 gallons or less as a receptacle for a liquid. 2. A mazimum net  mass of 882 pounds or less and a maximum capacity of 119 gallons or less as a receptacle fo a solid. 3. A water capacity of 1000 pounds or less as a […]

Dangerous Placards

  Dangerous Placards are for mixed loads where the transport vehcile contains non-bulk packages with two or more categories of hazardous materials that require different placards. Remember the only time a Dangerous Placard can be used is when the Hazardous Material which is transported is from TABEL 2. If you transport 2,205 pounds of aggregatede gross […]

DOT placards

While driving down the Interstate or State Highway System, have you ever thought to yourself, what do those four digit numbers on the placards actual mean on the side of a cargo tank? The four digit number on a placard identifies the hazardous material which is transported in that vehicle. Each number is associated with […]

6 Divisions Of Explosives Placards

   When transporting Hazardous Materials categorized as Class 1 explosives, it is extremely important that the shipper informs the Carrier that the product which is going to be transported is a Class 1 explosive. Once the shipper and Carrier know that it is a Class 1 explosive, they need to properly identify the shipping container […]