Category: HazMat Transportation

Hazmat Transporters: Can You Use a Smartphone for Your Emergency Response Information?

For the past 5 years, violations of emergency response (ER) information requirements have been among the top 10 violations uncovered by U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) roadside inspectors. Yesterday we looked at the requirements and some scenarios that would or would not satisfy the ER information requirements. In this electronic age, one would think that […]

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Hazmat Transportation Security Plans—Two More Scenarios

If you offer or transport certain hazardous materials (hazmat), you may be required to develop and implement a Hazardous Materials Transportation Security Plan. Yesterday we discussed the conditions that would trigger the requirement to develop and implement a Security Plan and described one scenario where a Security Plan would be required unless the company took […]

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Do You Need a Hazmat Transportation Security Plan?

If you offer or transport certain hazardous materials (hazmat), you may be required to develop and implement a Hazardous Materials Transportation Security Plan. In addition, Security Plan training is required for each hazmat employee whose employer is required to have a Security Plan. Let’s take a look at this onerous requirement and some guidance from […]

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PHMSA, FMCSA, and Placarding: Transporting Hazmat Can Be Confusing

If you ship or transport hazardous materials (hazmat) in commerce, you have obligations under both the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). But these two arms of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) have different requirements for the transportation of hazmat. It can be confusing.

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Labeling and Shipping Papers: Other Exceptions for Class 9 Hazardous Materials

Yesterday we discussed license, registration, and placarding exceptions concerning transporting class 9 hazardous materials (hazmat). If a hazmat is exempt from placarding, it is usually the case that other exemptions also apply. Today we will look at labeling and shipping papers exceptions for class 9 hazmat transported by motor carriers on highways.

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Hazmat Transportation: Meeting the MOT Exception

Yesterday we looked at three scenarios concerning the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) materials of trade (MOT) exception to the hazardous materials transportation regulations. Today we will review the quantity and packaging requirements you must meet in order to take advantage of this popular exception.

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