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9.3.10 – Placarding

Attach the appropriate placards to the vehicle before you drive it. You are only allowed to move an improperly placarded vehicle during an emergency in order to protect life or property.

Placards must appear on both sides and both ends of the vehicle. Each placard must be:

  • Easily seen from the direction it faces.
  • Placed so the words or numbers are level and read from left to right.
  • At least 3 inches away from any other markings.
  • Kept clear of attachments or devices, such as ladders, doors and tarps.
  • Kept clean and undamaged so that the color, format and message are easily seen.
  • Be affixed to a background of contrasting color.

In addition:

  • The use of “Drive Safely” and other slogans is prohibited.
  • The front placard may be on the front of the tractor or the front of the trailer.

To decide which placards to use, you need to know:

  • The hazard class of the materials.
  • The amount of hazardous materials shipped.
  • The total weight of all classes of hazardous materials in your vehicle.

9.3.11 – Placard Tables

There are two placard tables: Table 1 and Table 2.

Table 1 materials must be placarded whenever any amount is transported.

Except for bulk packaging, the hazard classes in Table 2 need placards only if the total amount transported is 1,001 pounds or more including the package. Add the amounts from all shipping papers for all the Table 2 products you have on board.

You may use DANGEROUS placards instead of separate placards for each Table 2 hazard class when:

  • You have 1,001 pounds or more of two or more Table 2 hazard classes, requiring different placards; and
  • You have not loaded 2,205 pounds or more of any Table 2 hazard class material at any one place. (You must use the specific placard for this material.)

The dangerous placard is an option, not a requirement. You can always placard for the materials.

If the words INHALATION HAZARD are on the shipping paper or package, you must display POISON GAS or POISON INHALATION placards in addition to any other placards needed by the product's hazard class. The 1,000-pound exception does not apply to these materials.

Materials with a secondary hazard of "dangerous when wet" must display the DANGEROUS WHEN WET placard in addition to any other placards needed by the product’s hazard class. The 1,000-pound exception to placarding does not apply to these materials.

Placards used to identify the primary or subsidiary hazard class of a material must have the hazard class or division number displayed in the lower corner of the placard. Permanently affixed subsidiary hazard placards without the hazard class number may be used as long as they stay within color specifications.

Placards may be displayed for hazardous materials even if not required so long as the placard identifies the hazard of the material being transported.

Bulk packaging is a single container with a capacity of 119 gallons or more. A bulk package and a vehicle transporting a bulk package must be placarded, even if it only has the residue of a hazardous material. Certain bulk packages only have to be placarded on the two opposite sides or may display labels. All other bulk packages must be placarded on all four sides.

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To decide which placards to use you must know:

  • You must know all these
  • The hazard class of the materials.
  • The amount of hazardous materials shipped.
  • The total weight of all classes of hazardous materials in your vehicle.

To decide which placards to use, you need to know:

  • The hazard class of the materials.
  • The amount of hazardous materials shipped.
  • The total weight of all classes of hazardous materials in your vehicle.
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If the words INHALATION HAZARD are on the shipping paper or package, you must display ______ or _____ placards in addition to any other placards needed by the product's hazard class.

  • Dangerous or poison inhalation
  • Poison inhalation or Corrosive
  • Poison gas or poison inhalation
  • None of these
If the words INHALATION HAZARD are on the shipping paper or package, you must display POISON GAS or POISON INHALATION placards in addition to any other placards needed by the product's hazard class.
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When are you allowed to move an improperly placarded hazardous materials load?

  • During an emergency in order to protect life or property.
  • Never
  • On state and county roads, but never on Intrastates
  • During an emergency or if the truck needs immediate repair
Attach the appropriate placards to the vehicle before you drive it. You are only allowed to move an improperly placarded vehicle during an emergency in order to protect life or property.
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When placing placards on a vehicle, each placard must be:

  • Easily seen from the direction it faces
  • Kept clear of attachments or devices, such as ladders, doors and tarps
  • All these apply
  • At least 3 inches away from any other markings.

Placards must appear on both sides and both ends of the vehicle. Each placard must be:

  • Easily seen from the direction it faces.
  • Placed so the words or numbers are level and read from left to right.
  • At least 3 inches away from any other markings.
  • Kept clear of attachments or devices, such as ladders, doors and tarps.
  • Kept clean and undamaged so that the color, format and message are easily seen.
  • Be affixed to a background of contrasting color.
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Which of the following is true regarding bulk packaging for hazardous materials?

  • All these are true
  • Certain bulk packages only have to be placarded on the two opposite sides or may display labels. All other bulk packages must be placarded on all four sides
  • A bulk package and a vehicle transporting a bulk package must be placarded, even if it only has the residue of a hazardous material
  • Bulk packaging is a single container with a capacity of 119 gallons or more
Bulk packaging is a single container with a capacity of 119 gallons or more. A bulk package and a vehicle transporting a bulk package must be placarded, even if it only has the residue of a hazardous material. Certain bulk packages only have to be placarded on the two opposite sides or may display labels. All other bulk packages must be placarded on all four sides.
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There are two placard tables: table 1 and table 2. When must placards be used for each table?

  • Table 1 must be placarded whenever any amount is transported, table 2 when the total amount transported is 1,001 pounds or more including the package
  • Table 2 must be placarded whenever any amount is transported, table 1 when the total amount transported is greater than 1,001 pounds including the packaging
  • Materials in both tables must be placarded whenever any amount is transported
  • Table 1 must be placarded when the total amount transported is greater than 1,001 pounds including the packaging, table 2 whenever any amount is transported

There are two placard tables: Table 1 and Table 2.

Table 1 materials must be placarded whenever any amount is transported.

Except for bulk packaging, the hazard classes in Table 2 need placards only if the total amount transported is 1,001 pounds or more including the package. Add the amounts from all shipping papers for all the Table 2 products you have on board.

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