SOME OF THE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN TRANSPORTING HAZARDOUS ITEMS. A truck driver that transports hazardous materials is required to follow a different rules compared to drivers who are transporting the general freight. This driver have to follow some rules and regulations that have been created by the ministry of transport. The department makes sure that all the rules are followed as a way of ensuring that everyone is kept secure and safe when the vehicle is moving around. If you are transporting hazardous materials from one location to the other here are some of the things you should know. Wen transporting the hazardous materials that shipper has the responsibility of preparing the shipping. The shipper take the responsibility of labeling, packaging and preparing the materials for transportation with the appropriate shipping papers. Before the track starts moving after the hazardous materials are packed, there are a few things that the driver should consider. As a driver transporting the hazardous materials from one location to the other ensure that you follow the instructions of the department of transport to the letter. Before you start transporting the hazardous materials make sure that you have checked if there are any permits that will be required when using a certain route. Transporting hazardous materials and high combustible materials fall into different categories and their transportation rules and regulations are different. It is important to note the routes that do not allow the transportation of hazardous materials. The second thing you need to do is to identify the classification of the load on the shipping papers. The shipping papers will help you display the proper placards on your truck or the trailer you are using to transport hazardous goods. Before starting the transportation journey, make sure that all the car tyres are inspected. The driver transporting the hazardous materials should make sure that they are complying with DOT rules all the time. You will require different protocols when transporting different hazardous materials.Both the class A and B hazardous materials require strict protocols. The driver is required to make a stop after very two hours when they are transporting the hazardous materials. If you realize that either of the tires are hot, you should change the immediately. During the refueling process of the truck, it is important that someone is watching the nozzle at all times. The driver carrying the hazardous materials should avoid driving towards the fire and they should not pack 300 feet close to the fire. The track transporting the hazardous materials should be guarded all the times. It is the responsibility of the driver to make sure that no one is smoking near the hazardous material.