THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN TRANSPORTING HAZARDOUS MATERIALS. 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. If you are transporting hazardous materials from one location to the other here are some of the things you should know. The shipper has the responsibility of preparing for the transportation of the hazardous materials. They take the responsibility of labeling, packaging and preparing the materials for transportation with the appropriate shipping papers. Once the materials are arranged on the track, there are a few thing that should be considered before the track start moving. 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 worth nothing 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. The driver transporting the hazardous materials should make sure that they are complying with DOT rules all the time. When you are transporting hazardous materials you will require different protocols.There are strict protocols that are required for class A and B hazardous materials. 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. 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. The track transporting the hazardous materials should be guarded all the times. The driver should make sure that there is no one smoking near the hazardous materials.