Hazmat border crossing

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  1. Redtwin

    Redtwin Road Train Member

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    I'm scheduled to haul a hazmat load from the US to Canada. Are there any specific rules that I need to know about Canada that differ from the US?.
     
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  3. upnorthwpg

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    Depends on the load and the requirements. Your average hazmat load, not really. Don’t need to stop at rail crossings like you do stateside.
     
  4. Redtwin

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    It's basic flammable, nothing particularly nasty. Good to know about the railroad crossings. I haven't been to this customer yet, but other nonhazmat loads that I have hauled take me over rail tracks going across the trans canadian/20 in Quebec.

    I can imagine the chaos I would cause coming to a full stop on a 62 MPH highway. :eek:
     
  5. peterd

    peterd Medium Load Member

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    You have to stop for R/R crossings in Quebec unless they are exempt.
     
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  6. Redtwin

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    I will check if it has signage saying it is exempt...assuming I can figure out the French.
     
  7. mudflap77

    mudflap77 Medium Load Member

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    Check online to see if there is any restrictions on where you are crossing.
    Ambassador bridge is no hazmat.
    There is one class that is restricted at Bluewater.
    And I think you are supposed to notify the peace bridge about a hour before you cross.
     
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  8. Redtwin

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    Thanks, it was a land crossing didn't see any restrictions posted at the crossing. Made it to the customer without issue, only one RR crossing on a side street which I stopped for, didn't check if it was exempt or not.
     
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  9. mudflap77

    mudflap77 Medium Load Member

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    Yeah it's not really the border that has a problem with hazmat. More of bridges and tunnels to get to some of them. Always a good idea to do a Google search to make sure there is nothing special about crossing somewhere with hazmat. Last thing you want is any undo trouble hauling hazmat.
     
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  10. '88K100

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    You can't use the tunnel in Montreal with dangerous goods on board. Not sure if its still the Fontaine tunnel, they have a way of changing names of main roads etc after a local election. Bridges are not a issue.
     
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  11. Petro51

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    They opened Ambasador Bridge, Windsor-Detroit for few months ago for some hazmat freight. I'm puling right now an automotive load of door assemblys with airbags , pyrotechnic cartridges ,Class 9 I'll cross in Windsor . I've been crosding this loads for many years via Port Huron/Sarnia only. Years ago I used to pull garbage from Ontario to Michigan , we could exit in Port Huron only, and only return empty through Windsor, but over past months I have seen garbage trucks entering USA in Detroit. A couple of weeks ago in came into Canada with a load of corrosive ckeaning materials, not sure what hazmat class, and had to go via Sarnia.
     
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