Hazmat Question.

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Sambo's Comment
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I can't remember, so I'm looking for some clarification.

1) empty tanker doesn't need a BOL only if the truck has been properly washed and contains no residue?

2) empty tanker that has no placards flying needs a BOL regardless because it is a bulk container?

3) a tanker that has placards on it, but is not displaying a hazmat face does not need to stop at rail crossings?

I need to study up again on the hazmat rules, but wanted to get quick clarification on these.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Rick S.'s Comment
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I can't remember, so I'm looking for some clarification.

1) empty tanker doesn't need a BOL only if the truck has been properly washed and contains no residue?

2) empty tanker that has no placards flying needs a BOL regardless because it is a bulk container?

3) a tanker that has placards on it, but is not displaying a hazmat face does not need to stop at rail crossings?

I need to study up again on the hazmat rules, but wanted to get quick clarification on these.

I'm boning up for a renewal myself.

A number of questions you ask aren't even going to appear on the HM exam.

1 - A tanker doesn't require a BOL, unless it's actually loaded (not on the exam).

2 - No - for the same reason.

3 - Yes for the most part. Even an empty tanker, that did contain HM must stop at RR crossings. So if it had a placarded load in it - you must stop even when empty.

HM tests are mostly around what is supposed to be on the shipping papers, how it appears on the papers, and how you arrange and store the papers.

Rick

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Daniel B.'s Comment
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1: if the tanker is a hazmat tanker you most likely wont be giving it an interior wash and there will always be residie remaining. Its extremely difficult, next to impossible, for me to deliver and delivery absolutely every drop the customer ordered. The angle of the tanker when we're delivering to gas stations is hardly every a perfect angle so draining every drop of product would take far too long. No BoL needed for an empty but your product tags and placards should show what was in there.

2: we used to be required to leave a BoL for our previous load but we stopped doing that. So right now answer is no.

3: all hazmat stop on all RR tracks. Also even if you're empty you still need to have all 4 placards showing. When im loaded with gasoline I am flammable, when im empty im commbustible.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Sambo's Comment
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Ok, so I was under the impression that if you are flying placards, and you still have residue, such as when you just emptied out, you had to have a BOL stating what was in the tank. Not the case then?

Sambo's Comment
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Also, you're saying a tanker that has the potential to haul hazmat , even though they are empty and not showing placards, still must stop at all rail crossings. Am I understanding that correctly?

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Ok, so I was under the impression that if you are flying placards, and you still have residue, such as when you just emptied out, you had to have a BOL stating what was in the tank. Not the case then?

We used to be required to do that but we dont anymore. Speaking about my job personally.

Also, you're saying a tanker that has the potential to haul hazmat , even though they are empty and not showing placards, still must stop at all rail crossings. Am I understanding that correctly?

No, i am speaking about my job personally which we haul gasoline, diesel and other additives.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Bud A.'s Comment
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Also, you're saying a tanker that has the potential to haul hazmat , even though they are empty and not showing placards, still must stop at all rail crossings. Am I understanding that correctly?

If you're talking about an empty clean tanker, no placards, then no, you wouldn't need to stop at a rail crossing, since you're not hauling any hazmat. If your tanker is empty and dirty, like Daniel's trailer after he has delivered a load but still has residue, then it's still considered hazmat and you would stop at rail crossings.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Sambo's Comment
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Thanks smile.gif

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