HMSP Requirements

What must a carrier have in order to be issued a HMSP? A motor carrier must have the following: A “satisfactory” safety rating An up to date hazardous material security plan A Certificate of Registration with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration A communication system A written route plan for Class 7 (radioactive) materials …

HMSP Requirements Read More »

HMSP Applicability

What does the HMSP apply to? The HMSP applies to interstate, intrastate and foreign carriers transporting certain hazardous materials in particular quantities.

Hazardous Materials Safety Permits (HMSP)

What is a Hazardous Materials Safety Permit (HMSP)? The HMSP was developed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to improve safety on highways. A carrier must comply with hazardous material regulations and maintain a specific level of safety in their operations in order to receive a permit.

Radioactive Hazardous Materials Routes

Is a vehicle containing Class 7 (radioactive) materials permitted on a highway? The vehicle is prohibited from travel on a public highway unless all of the following conditions are met: The driver has received specific written training regarding transporting Class 7 (radioactive) materials within the past two years. The driver has a certificate of training …

Radioactive Hazardous Materials Routes Read More »

Tire Check

What equipment is used to check tires? The following equipment is used to check tires: Tire pressure gauge: used to measure the tire pressure Tread depth gauge: used to measure the tire’s tread depth Tire chalk/crayon: used to mark areas on a tire that need to be repaired When should tires be inspected? If the …

Tire Check Read More »

Selecting a Fuel Station

Are drivers restricted to certain fueling stations when hauling hazmat? There is no restriction on what fueling station may be used; however, location, size and available capacity should be considered when selecting a fueling station. What is the emergency shut off switch used for? If there is a pump malfunction or another factor necessitating the …

Selecting a Fuel Station Read More »

Post Response Operations

What steps should be taken after the incident is under control? After an incident is under control, these steps should be taken: Clean up hazardous substances Remove wreckage and plan movement of remaining cargo Contact insurance company Contact the shipper Take any necessary medical tests

Hazmat Incident/Accident Response

What are some general steps to follow after a hazmat incident? Following a hazmat incident, some general steps to follow include: Ensure everyone’s safety and warn people of danger If necessary, call for assistance Keep people a safe distance away from the accident Make sure there is no smoking or open flames nearby Minimize spreading …

Hazmat Incident/Accident Response Read More »

Scroll to Top
Click to listen highlighted text!