SOME OF THE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN TRANSPORTING HAZARDOUS ITEMS. There are some special rules that a driver who is transporting the hazardous materials should follow and they are not followed by the general 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 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. 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. When transporting the hazardous materials make sure that you check if you are required to carry a certain permit when travelling to 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. The second thing you need to do is to identify the classification of the load on the shipping papers. This will be able to 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. 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.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 find out that you have a hot tire you should replace it immediately. During the refueling process of the truck, it is important that someone is watching the nozzle at all times. When the driver transporting the hazardous materials realizes that there is some fire 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. Finally the driver should make sure that there is no one smoking around the hazardous materials.