- Diamond-shaped warning signs on all 4 sides of the vehicle
- A red square warning sign on all 4 sides of the vehicle
- An orange "HAZMAT Certified" window sticker on the passenger side of the windshield
- A yellow banner on the front and back of the truck displaying the type of hazardous material on-board
Quote From Page 86 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:
The regulations require vehicles transporting certain types or quantities of hazardous materials to display diamond-shaped, square-on-point, warning signs called placards.
- Must warn drivers and others about materials hazards
- Put hazard warning labels on packages
- Provide proper shipping papers, emergency response information and placards to the carrier or driver
- Shippers must do all of these things in regards to hazardous materials
Quote From Page 87 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:
To communicate the risk, shippers must warn drivers and others about materials hazards. The regulations require shippers to put hazard warning labels on packages, provide proper shipping papers, emergency response information and placards. These steps communicate the hazard to the shipper, the carrier and the driver.
Be sure to understand the different responsibilities for:
- The shipper
- The carrier
- The driver
- Both of these statements are true
- Your employer or a designated representative is required to provide periodic testing and training
- Both of these statements are false
- Hazardous materials employers are required to keep a record of training that each employee has received
Quote From Page 86 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:
The regulations require training and testing for all drivers involved in transporting hazardous materials. Your employer or a designated representative is required to provide this training and testing. Hazardous materials employers are required to keep a record of that training on each employee as long as that employee is working with hazardous materials, and for 90 days thereafter. The regulations require that hazardous materials employees be trained and tested at least once every three years.
The regulations also require that drivers have special training before driving a vehicle transporting certain flammable gas materials or highway route controlled quantities of radioactive materials. In addition, drivers transporting cargo tanks and portable tanks must receive specialized training. Each driver's employer or designated representative must provide such training.
- National Response Center
- Poison Control
- Federal HAZMAT Response Corp.
Quote From Page 104 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:
The National Response Center helps coordinate emergency response to chemical hazards. It is a resource to the local police and firefighters. The center maintains a 24-hour, toll-free line. You or your employer must call the center when any of the following occur as a direct result of a hazardous materials incident per 171.15, 171.16:
- 25 feet
- 75 feet
- 100 feet
- 50 feet
Quote From Page 101 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:
The person watching a placarded vehicle must:
- Be in the vehicle awake, not in the sleeper berth, or within 100 feet of the vehicle and have it within clear view,
- Be aware of the hazards of the materials being transported,
- Know what to do in emergencies, and
- Be able to move the vehicle if needed.
- The full name of the shipping manager
- A proper shipping description for each hazardous material
- The full name of the driver
- All of these are required on hazardous materials shipping papers
Quote From Page 92 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:
A shipping paper for hazardous material must include:
- Page numbers if the shipping paper has more than one page. The first page must tell the total number of pages (e.g., Page 1 of 4).
- A proper shipping description for each hazardous material.
- A shipper's certification, signed by the shipper, saying the shipment was prepared according to the rules.
While it is solely the shippers responsibility to provide you with proper shipping papers, you must be certain all shipping papers are correct before leaving their facility. If there are any issues with the paperwork along your trip (DOT inspections, etc) it will cost you time and you can possibly be ticketed.
- The original shipping paper
- On the emergency response information sheet
- On a separate page placed behind the shipping paper
- On a separate page placed before the shipping paper
Quote From Page 93 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:
Shipper's Certification When the shipper packages hazardous materials, he/she certifies that the package has been prepared according to the rules. The signed shipper's certification appears on the original shipping paper. The only exceptions are when a shipper is a private carrier transporting their own product, and when the package is provided by the carrier (e.g., a cargo tank). Unless a package is clearly unsafe or does not comply with the HMR, you may accept the shipper's certification concerning proper packaging. Some carriers have additional rules about transporting hazardous products. Follow your employer's rules when accepting shipments.
Shippers print required markings directly on the package, an attached label or tag. An important package marking is the name of the hazardous material. It is the same name as the one on the shipping paper. When required, the shipper will put the following on the package:
- Name and address of shipper or consignee.
- Hazardous material's shipping name and ID number.
- Required labels.
- ID number on bulk packages.
- Poison Gas
- Organic Peroxide
- Poison Inhalation Hazard
- Flammable Solid