Group 4: Flammable Solids
It includes spontaneously combustible substances or a solid material that is harmful when wet
Group 5: Oxidizing Substances/Organic Peroxides
Oxidizers are substances that can contribute to the ignition of other materials. It includes Hydrogen Peroxide and Silver Nitrate while organic peroxides include an oxidizer and an organic fuel.
Group 6: Toxic and Infectious Substances
They can be further divided into two categories. The first category consists of toxic or poisonous material presumed toxic to humans while the second category comprises of infectious substances.
Group 7: Radioactive Substances
This group includes the transportation of Uranium or plutonium. Besides this radioactive materials such as X-ray equipment are also included.
Group 8: Corrosive Materials
Materials that can erode away at skin or even other materials because of their acidic or basic values. It can include battery acid or degreasers.
Group 9: Misc Hazardous Materials
Misc hazardous materials include any other material that poses a danger when driving. Since these materials cannot be categorized in the preceding categories, hence placed in group 9.
When you are the driver of hazmat trucking, driving safely is the foremost priority. Drivers hauling a hazmat load have the added stress of ensuring they are following the additional regulations for this type of cargo.
Hazmat regulations for trucking
Fleet managers dealing with any of the above-mentioned groups must be well-versed in risk management. Since their ignorance will not only hinder the hauling business but the material might endanger humans, animals, or the environment. Recently a new regulation has been issued for transporters of petroleum products and hazardous materials to have an online electronic permit issued by Naqal to ensure the safety and quality of goods. The permit will be used as evidence that the material at the time of delivery to the consignee is in the same condition as described in the document by the transporter. It will secure the rights and responsibilities of the parties involved in the transportation process
For your fleet running on the road, vehicles must be connected with Wasl portal where operation cards are issued for vehicles. However, it can only be made possible when public or private transport have load sensors installed in their vehicles from tracking companies licensed by Transport General Authority such as Digital Myths Solution.
Hazmat truck drivers and Eagle-I
Whether your fleet is hauling oil and gas or hazardous material, real-time monitoring provides you the direct control of your fleet while they are En-route and warn consumers if there are any delays. Fleet managers can make informed decisions consequently improving customer service with better response time and increased productivity. Eagle-I facilitates best practices for hazardous hauling. Eagle-I driver behavior allows you to choose the driver capable of hauling such load. Besides this, with Eagle-I hazmat trucking, unauthorized use of the fleet can be avoided, optimize routes can be planned and smarter business decisions can be made empowering you with the right tools to manage hazmat trucking worthwhile.
Eagle-i is proficient and seasoned at following hazmat compliance.