If you are in an accident involving hazardous materials, you should keep all people FAR AWAY and UPWIND of the accident.

You need to warn of a stopped vehicle which has a tank used for flammable liquids or gases. You may use REFLECTIVE TRIANGLES.

The power unit of a placarded vehicle must have a fire extinguisher with a UL rating of [10] B:C or more.

A properly prepared Uniform Hazardous Waste manifest must be signed and carried by ANYONE TRANSPORTING a hazardous waste.

A safe haven is an approved place for parking unattended trucks loaded with explosives.

To find out if a shipment includes a hazardous material, you should look at the SHIPPING PAPER.

If hazardous material is spilling from your vehicle, move your vehicle no more than safety requires.

If you are carrying placarded class 7 (radioactive) material, you must stop at RR crossings.

You have a vehicle without racks to hold cylinders of compressed gas. You may load such cylinders only if they are loaded upright or braced laying down flat.

You are transporting hazardous materials. When you are not behind the wheel, the shipping papers must be on the drivers seat or in the drivers door pouch.

You are allowed to move an improperly placarded vehicle during an emergency in order to protect life and property.

The basic description of a hazardous material includes the hazard class, the identification number and the proper shipping name. The proper SHIPPING NAME appears first on the shipping paper.

The shipper of hazardous wastes may have the word "waste" before the proper shipping name of the material on the shipping paper.

To stop for RR tracks, you should stop [15 to 50 FEET] before the nearest track.

Carriers must give each driver who transports explosives 1.1 or 1.2 a copy of FMCS PART 397.

If flammable solids or oxidizing materials are spilled, you should WARN OTHERS of the fire hazard.

The shipping name may be abbreviated in the basic description of hazardous materials only if it is SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED in the hazardous materials regulations.

If a hazardous material is spilled, carriers must file a report with the National Response Center within [30] days.

Explosives 1.1 must not be transported in a combination vehicle if it includes a PLACARDED CARGO TANK.

A hazard class name or ID number may not be used to describe a NON-HAZARDOUS MATERIAL.


The National Response Center helps COORDINATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE to chemical hazards.

If you have a hazardous materials fire on the road, YOU SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO CONTROL THE FIRE.

When loading or unloading explosives, never use cargo hooks or metal tools.

The hazard CLASS and the AMOUNT of hazardous materials determine the placards to be used.

Drivers transporting route-controlled radioactive material must have had special training by the carrier within the last TWO years.

If the words "inhalation hazard" are on the shipping paper or package, you must display "poison" placards in addition to any other needed placards.

The transport index of a radioactive material tells the degree of control needed during transportation.

The DRIVER is responsible for finding out what permits or special routes are needed to haul hazardous materials.

When hauling hazardous materials, you must stop your vehicle and check any dual tires at least EVERY 2 HOURS OR 100 MILES, whichever is less.

If the symbol "D" appears in column 1 of the Hazmat Table, the proper shipping name of the hazardous material is appropriate for DOMESTIC transportation, but may not be appropriate for interstate transport.

If the word "forbidden" appears in the hazard class column, a common carrier must NEVER transport the material.

A flammable liquid can be transported from one tanker to another on a public roadway in an EMERGENCY only.

The SHIPPER must certify on the shipping paper that the shipment has been prepared in the correct manner.

You may not park a vehicle carrying hazardous materials within 300 FEET of an open fire.

When carrying explosives and you have a breakdown or crash, do not allow smoking or fire near the vehicle.

Smoking is prohibited when loading or unloading CLASS 5 OXIDIZERS.

An "X" in the HM column of a shipping paper entry means Hazardous Material.

Shipping names shown in italics in the hazardous material tables are NOT PROPER SHIPPING NAMES.


If safety requires an emergency transfer of (explosives), use RED WARNING TRIANGLES.

When fueling a placarded vehicle, someone must always be at the nozzle, contolling he fuel flow.

Before moving a vehicle with hazardous materials in the cargo tank, close all manholes and valves and be sure they are free of leaks.

Explosives 1.1 must not be transported with CLASS 7 RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS.

Do not park near roads with EXPLOSIVES 1.1 OR 1.2.

When you discover a hazmat leak, IDENTIFY THE HAZARDOUS MATERIAL.

At an RR crossing, you can stop 50 FEET from the nearest rail.

A vehicle contains 500 lbs. each of Explosives 1.1 and 1.2. You must placard for EXPLOSIVES 1.1.

When transporting Explosives 1.1 or 1.2, drivers must possess a WRITTEN ROUTE PLAN.

The symbol "A" in column 1 of the Hazmat Table means the hazardous material is subject to Hazmat rules only when TRANSPORTED BY AIR (unless the hazardous substance is waste).

Private carriers hauling their own hazardous materials are excepted from packaging regulations.

Stop at RR crossing when carrying ANY AMOUNT OF CHLORINE.

No one may smoke within 25 FEET of a vehicle carrying explosives, oxidizers or flammables.

"RQ" means "Reportable Quantity." CARRIER MUST REPORT SPILLS.

. When leaving a placarded vehicle on the public roadway, IT MUST BE WATCHED BY A QUALIFIED PERSON WHO WILL COMPLY WITH ALL REQUIREMENTS.

When loading or unloading explosives, make sure the CARGO HEATERS HAVE BEEN DISABLED.

The quantity of a hazardous material must appear on the shipping paper AT ALL TIMES.

The total transport index of all radioactive materials in a single vehicle must not exceed [50].

The hazard class of a two liter bottle is "Flammable Liquid." If the description also says "poison inhalation hazard," PLACARD FOR BOTH "POISON" AND HAZARD CLASS.