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. There are some rules and regulations that have been created by the ministry of transportation that should be followed by these drivers. The department makes sure that all the rules are followed as a way of ensuring that everyone is kept secure and safe when the vehicle is moving around. If you are transporting hazardous materials from one location to the other here are some of the things you should know. Wen transporting the hazardous materials that shipper has the responsibility of preparing the shipping. They 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. Before you start transporting the hazardous materials make sure that you have checked if there are any permits that will be required when using a certain route. Transporting hazardous materials and high combustible materials fall into different categories and their transportation rules and regulations are different. It is important to note the routes that do not allow the transportation of hazardous materials. It is important to identify the classification of the load of the hazardous materials in 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. You will require different protocols when transporting different hazardous materials.Both the class A and B hazardous materials require strict protocols. When transporting the hazardous materials it is important for the driver to make a stop after every 300 miles. If you realize that either of the tires are hot, you should change the immediately. During the refueling process of the truck, it is important that someone is watching the nozzle at all times. 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. The driver should make sure that there is no one smoking near the hazardous materials.