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Storage and Packing

It is a requirement that hazmats be packed and stored in appropriate designed containers, which are to prevent/contain spills during transportation mishaps. These containers should have the proper labels attached to them to allow for readly identification.


One of the transport regulations is that, as a form of assistance during emergency situations, written instructions on how to deal with hazmats need to be carried and easily accessible in the driver's cabin. A license or permit card for hazmat training must be presented when requested by officials.

Dangerous goods shipments also require a special declaration form prepared by the shipper. Among the information that is generally required includes the shipper's name and address; the consignee's name and address; descriptions of each of the dangerous goods, along with their quantity, classification, and packaging; and emergency contact information.

The mission of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is to improve truck and bus safety on our nation's highways. That includes reducing the number of transportation incidents that involve hazmats and could potentially harm the public and the environment. Developing programs to accomplish these goals and increase the safety of hazmat transportation is the responsibility of the FMCSA Hazardous Materials (HM) Program. Transporting hazmats? Make sure you keep the load on the road and do your part to prevent cargo tank truck rollovers.

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