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2.24 – Hazardous Materials Rules For All Commercial Drivers

All drivers should know something about hazardous materials. You must be able to recognize hazardous cargo, and you must know whether or not you can haul it without having a hazardous materials endorsement to your CDL license.

2.24.1 – What Are Hazardous Materials?

Hazardous materials are products that pose a risk to health, safety, and property during transportation.

2.24.2 – Why Are There Rules?

You must follow the many rules about transporting hazardous materials. The intent of the rules is to:

  • Contain the product.
  • Communicate the risk.
  • Ensure safe drivers and equipment.

To Contain the Product. Many hazardous products can injure or kill on contact. To protect drivers and others from contact, the rules tell shippers how to package safely. Similar rules tell drivers how to load, transport, and unload bulk tanks. These are containment rules.

To Communicate the Risk. The shipper uses a shipping paper and diamond-shaped hazard labels to warn dockworkers and drivers of the risk.

After an accident or hazardous material spill or leak, you may be injured and unable to communicate the hazards of the materials you are transporting. Firefighters and police can prevent or reduce the amount of damage or injury at the scene if they know what hazardous materials are being transported. Your life, and the lives of others, may depend on quickly locating the hazardous materials shipping papers.

For that reason, you must identify shipping papers related to hazardous materials or keep them on top of other shipping papers. You must also keep shipping papers in a pouch on the driver's door, in clear view within reach while driving or on the driver's seat when out of the vehicle.

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To quickly locate hazardous materials shipping papers you must:

  • Put them inside the trailer so anyone opening the doors can find the shipping papers quickly and easily.
  • Keep them on top of other shipping papers. You must also keep shipping papers in a pouch on the driver's door, in clear view within reach while driving or on the driver's seat when out of the vehicle.
  • Keep them in a yellow folder under the bunk to protect them from fire
  • Keep them underneath other shipping papers and out of view of anyone walking by. While driving, keep them in a safe place back in the bunk, out of reach.

After an accident or hazardous material spill or leak, you may be injured and unable to communicate the hazards of the materials you are transporting. Firefighters and police can prevent or reduce the amount of damage or injury at the scene if they know what hazardous materials are being transported. Your life, and the lives of others, may depend on quickly locating the hazardous materials shipping papers.

For that reason, you must identify shipping papers related to hazardous materials or keep them on top of other shipping papers. You must also keep shipping papers in a pouch on the driver's door, in clear view within reach while driving or on the driver's seat when out of the vehicle.

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You must follow the many rules about transporting hazardous materials. The intent of the rules is to:

  • Contain the product, communicate the risk, and ensure safe drivers and equipment
  • Communicate the risk, protect the driver and the public, and keep the shipments on schedule
  • Contain the product, provide faster shipping services, and get the product to the proper dock
  • Sell more product, put out a good image for the company, and ensure you stack the materials properly

You must follow the many rules about transporting hazardous materials. The intent of the rules is to:

  • Contain the product.
  • Communicate the risk.
  • Ensure safe drivers and equipment.
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What does the shipper use to warn drivers and dockworkers of the risk of hazardous materials?

  • Three circular warning signs and a chain-link fence around the area
  • A shipping paper and diamond-shaped hazard labels
  • Diamond-shaped hazard labels and round, orange stickers
  • A beeping alarm and a brightly-lit sign above the storage area

To Communicate the Risk. The shipper uses a shipping paper and diamond-shaped hazard labels to warn dockworkers and drivers of the risk.

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