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DOT Driver and Carrier Responsibilities

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the driver's responsibilities to ensure safe hazardous materials transportation.
  • Describe the carrier company's responsibilities to ensure safe hazardous materials transportation.

Available in English

25 Minutes

This is Lesson 4 of a five-lesson hazardous materials transportation awareness curriculum. The purpose of the lesson is to provide individuals who are involved with the transportation of hazardous materials with an awareness-level understanding of driver and carrier responsibilities to ensure safe hazardous materials transportation. This awareness-level course has been prepared to meet the intent of the Federal DOT hazardous material regulations, Title 49 CFR, Parts 172 through 173.

Course Outline
  • Introduction
  • Driver Responsibilities
  • Carrier Responsibilities
Regulations
  • Federal DOT hazardous materials regulations, Title 49 CFR, Parts 172 through 173
  • Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Part 177, Carriage by Public Highway
  • Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Subchapter B, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
  • Chart 15, Hazardous Materials Markings, Labeling, and Placarding Guide, US Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, How to Comply with Federal Hazardous Materials Regulations
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Cargo Securement Rules
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Resources for Carrier Companies
  • California Department of Motor Vehicles, Section 9: Hazardous Materials
  • Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Basics for Hazardous Materials Carriers