THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN TRANSPORTING HAZARDOUS MATERIALS. There are some rules that a driver who is transporting hazardous materials should follow that are not followed by the general freight transporters. The ministry of transportation has come up with several rules and regulations concerning the transportation of hazardous materials. As a way of keeping people safe, the department makes sure that the drivers are following all the rules and regulations of transporting hazardous materials. The following are some of the things you should know about the transportation of hazardous materials. 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. The materials are loaded on the on the truck and there are a few things that should be considered before the truck starts moving. It is your responsibility as the driver to follow the rules and regulations of the of the ministry of transportation 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. It is also important to note that transporting hazardous materials and high combustible materials may fall into different categories and they will follow different rules and regulations. As a driver, you should know the routes that do not allow transportation of hazardous materials. It is important to identify the classification of the load of the hazardous materials in the shipping papers. With the shipping papers you will be able to you display the proper placards on your truck or the trailer you are using to transport hazardous goods. The last thing you should do before starting your journey of transporting hazardous materials is making sure that all the tires of the car are inspected. As a driver who is transporting the hazardous materials you should comply with all the rules and regulations given by DOT. You will require different protocols when transporting different hazardous materials.Class A and B of the hazardous materials require strict protocols. When transporting the hazardous materials it is important for the driver to make a stop after every 300 miles. If you find out that you have a hot tire you should replace it immediately. It is important that you look at the nozzle anytime the when you are refueling the tank of the truck. In the case there is firing ahead, they should avoid driving towards the fire and the driver should not pack 300 feet closer to the fire. It is important to guard the track transporting the hazardous materials. The driver should make sure that there is no one smoking near the hazardous materials.