HAZMAT Carriers

Comply with Hazardous Materials Regulations

There are many requirements among states and authorities to keep track of when it comes to hauling hazardous material. Non-Compliance can be the imminent death for a company, as the severity of fines and penalties can be up to $186,000.

What is the FMCSA Regulation for Hazardous Materials?

§397.1 (a-b)

This regulation applies to motor carriers that transport HM in interstate commerce in types and quantities requiring marking or placarding under 49 CFR 177.823. 

The rules in this part apply to each motor carrier engaged in the transportation of hazardous materials by a motor vehicle which must be marked or placarded in accordance with 177.823 of this title and to

  • Each officer or employee of the motor carrier who performs supervisory duties related to the transportation of hazardous materials; and
  • Each person who operates or who is in charge of a motor vehicle containing hazardous materials.

Each person designated in paragraph (a) of this section must know and obey the rules in the part.

Who does it apply to?

Any carrier that transports hazardous materials and falls into the one of the 9 hazardous materials classes will be subject to these federal regulations. We offer training, compliance training, certifications, and more.

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What HAZMAT class are you?
Hazardous Materials (HM) Classes

Division 1.1 Mass Explosive Hazard
Division 1.2 Projection Hazard 
Division 1.3 Mass Fire Hazard 
Division 1.4 Minor Explosion Hazard 
Division 1.5 Very Insensitive Explosives 
Division 1.6 Extremely Insensitive Explosives

Division 2.1 Flammable Gases 
Division 2.2 Non-Flammable Gases 
Division 2.3 Poisonous Or Toxic

Includes materials whose Flash Point (FP) is not more than 141F

NOTE: See Combustible Liquids below

Division 4.1 Flammable Solid 
Division 4.2 Spontaneously Combustible Material 
Division 4.3 Dangerous When Wet

Division 5.1 Oxidizer 
Division 5.2 Organic Peroxide

Division 6.1 Poisonous (Toxic) Material 
Division 6.2 Infectious Substance

*Category includes Environmentally Hazardous Substances, Elevated Temperature Material, Hazardous Wastes, and Marine Pollutants.

How do we perform this service?
HAZMAT Training

In addition to certain communications requirements, HAZMAT employers are required to train HAZMAT employees, covering topics like General awareness/familiarization, Function-specific training, Safety Training and Security Training.

What steps are we taking for you?

General awareness and familiarization training is required and helps to make employees aware of the Hazardous Materials Regulations. Employees need to understand the purpose and the meaning of the communication requirements.

The point of this training so employees gain the knowledge, skills and abilities for their specific job.

The Hazardous Materials Safety Training covers hazards caused by materials in the workplace and ways for employees to protect themselves. This can also include basic emergency response procedures, but this is not a requirement.

Security awareness training is required and must include an awareness of security risks associated with hazardous materials transportation and methods designed to enhance transportation security.

The security plan requirements in Part 172 Subpart I of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) require each hazmat employer subject to the security plan requirements to establish and implement a security plan. The employer is also required to train their hazmat employees on the security plan.

DOT Compliance and Licensing Services

If you are ready to get started or would just like more information on how you can start being more proactive with your compliance, please fill out the form below. We are here to help and answer any questions.