HAZMAT trip planning?

Discussion in 'Hazmat Trucking Forum' started by RayBlaszak, Jan 26, 2019.

  1. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    I just check the GPS HazMat route and the National HazMat Route Registry. I wish the NHRR was easier to decode on a smartphone. Also try Googling hazmat route and state. The NY Port Authority has a concise online handbook covering what HM is allowed/prohibited on the Port Authority bridges and tunnels.

    Don't forget several states require all HazMat loads to enter open weigh stations despite what your electronic doo-dad says about bypass. I think the AZ fine for bypassing the scale with a HM load is $600.
     
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  3. Great-Way

    Great-Way Light Load Member

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    I have prepass but if I'm not certain what the state requires I will go through the scale. This approach hasn't failed me yet.
     
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  4. kemosabi49

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  5. Flankenfurter

    Flankenfurter Light Load Member

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    Very informative. Thank you.
     
  6. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    Restrictions only apply to thru traffic. Local pickup and delivery is OK. Just make sure your BOL has the correct addresses in case you get popped.

    Smokey the bear doesn't care. And any decent trip planner should have accounted for the routing long before you get your dispatch.

    Bro, there are MUCH easier ways.

    Try this:
    National Hazardous Materials Route Registry - By State | FMCSA

    Thank me later. :rolleyes:
     
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  7. ColoradoLinehaul

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    If you have less than 1,001 pounds, you are not considered to be carrying a placarded Hazmat load and therefore are not subject to any Hazmat routing restrictions.

    If you have 1,001 pounds or more of any Hazmat, you are required to place placards on your trailers and you are required to follow all approved Hazmat Routes.

    that's it in a nutshell. Don't over think it.

    Placarded = Hazmat = Hazmat Approved Routes Only.
    Not Placarded = No Hazmat = Any route you choose unless otherwise directed by DOT/Law Enforcement or your Safety Department.

    Exceptions are some tunnels such as Baltimore and Norfolk which don't allow any hazmat in any quanity of any kind whether you are placarded or not (as stated above).

    Note: If you have any bins or totes, you must placard regardless of weight/quanity. Bins and Totes all need a UN # Placard (e.g. 3123) and any other applicable such as Liquid Flammables, Explosives, Corrosives, etc.
     
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  8. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    If you have over 119 gallons in any bulk container, like in totes, you are Hazmat no matter how much the weight is.
     
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  9. Bob Dobalina

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    119 gallons is just the container capacity to denote "bulk packaging." You can have just 1 gallon of hazmat in a 275 gallon tote and it will still require UN# placards.
     
  10. slow.rider

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    Yup, even if it contains zero gallons but it used to have hazmat, it's still hazmat until it gets washed out. I guess the places that do it are certified somehow. People can't just take a garden hose to it and call it nonhaz.
     
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  11. wis bang

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    119 gal tip the Tank endorsement not placards. 250 gal totes of non-has latex paint would require tank but no placards.
     
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