EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HAZMAT TRUCKING

Hazmat trucking is the transportation of hazardous materials, which includes hazardous gases, chemicals, or poisons to the trash and radioactive materials. Hazmat trucking can be identified into nine groups

Group 1: Explosives

This category can be further classified into six groups based on the type of explosion involved including dynamite, gun powder, and pyrotechnics. They are classified depending upon their level of sensitivity, mass explosions, projections, or fire hazards present.

Group 2: Gases 

This is further classified into three group

  • Combustible gases: Gasses that are volatile when they are mixed with air or oxygen in the right proportions. These gases include Propane, Hydrogen, Butane, Methane, Ethylene, Acetylene, Ammonia, Ethane and Silane 
  • Non-Combustible/Non-Toxic gases: Gases that are neither volatile, nor toxic upon inhalation. This can include Carbon dioxide, Helium, Nitrogen, Nitrous Oxide, Xenon and Oxygen. 
  • Toxic gases: When ingested, inhaled, or absorbed by the skin or eyes, they are capable of causing damage to living tissues, impairment of the central nervous system, severe illness or, in extreme cases, death. They can also trigger the biological chemical breakdown of nearby material. Carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and phosphorus are three of the most well-known hazardous gases. 

Group 3: Flammable Liquids 

These are volatile liquids exposed at a temperature of 140 degrees or less that may ignite. It includes gasoline, ethanol, and a variety of paints and solvents. 

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.  

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.  

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