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. This driver have to follow some rules and regulations that have been created by the ministry of transport. It is the responsibility of the department to make sure that all the rules are followed as a way of ensuring that people have been kept safe. The following are some of the things you should know if you are a driver transporting hazardous materials from one location to the other. It is the responsibility of the shipper to prepare for the transportation of hazardous material. They 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. As a driver who is transporting hazardous material it is your responsibility to follow the rules and regulations of department of transport. It is important to check if you are required to carry a permit when moving to a certain route when transporting hazardous materials. It is worth nothing that transporting hazardous materials and high combustible materials may fall into different categories and they will follow different rules and regulations. 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. It is important to make sure that all the car tires of the vehicle transporting the hazardous materials are checked even before the journey starts. As a driver who is transporting the hazardous materials you should comply with all the rules and regulations given by DOT. Transporting different hazardous materials require different protocols.Class A and B of the hazardous materials require strict protocols. When the driver transporting such materials, they are required to make a stop after very low hours. 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. The driver carrying the hazardous materials should avoid driving towards the fire and they should not pack 300 feet close to the fire. The driver transporting the hazardous materials should be on guard all the times. It is the responsibility of the driver to make sure that no one is smoking near the hazardous material.