Haz Mat fines

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  1. ltl lifer

    ltl lifer Sr. Citizen & Gold Member

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    Here is a partial list of fines that can be assessed the driver for various Haz Mat violations. Just thought that I would share.

    For example 172.201, Not having the proper paperwork for a hazmat shipment.... $3000 to $6000. This is DRIVER'S responsibility and fine

    172.504, failure to placard trailer correctly...from $800 to $9000. This is the "DRIVER'S" responsibility and fine.

    Oh how many times have I met a driver and swapped loads and asked him "Where are the placards?" or "Where is the Haz Mat paperwork (only has a travel copy if that) and get the response "This is what so and so dispatcher gave me".

    Any driver that meets me at a meet and turn point and brings me some garbage like this will find themselves doing an unexpected laydown because this driver won't be pulling it.

    * * * *Note * * * * * I have tried for 30 minutes to attach the file and to no avail. I have them on my computer but the $%&^*& system won't let me upload them in jpg or pdf format.
     
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have a vast assortment of placards in my tractor mainly from the high winds in Indiana blowing them off ! But these new numbered ones are a problem to stock up on.
     
  3. ltl lifer

    ltl lifer Sr. Citizen & Gold Member

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    Of course, it's always helpful to use the pieces of wood in the placard holders. Works like a champ.
     
  4. 1tt1

    1tt1 Active Member

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    I pulled into a customer to pick up a load...another Averitt driver pulled in behind me with a placard load...I asked if he was delivering he said no he was picking up...didn't bother removing the placards...
     
  5. jeepman

    jeepman Truckload Mercenary

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    Seen that before.....Fla and GA just love to see AVRT trucks with placarded loads. I keep a large assortment of placards inside a closed box. Lifer your are absolutely right, if that load and paperwork is not right, DON'T PULL IT!
     
  6. 1tt1

    1tt1 Active Member

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    Yep...a few years ago I got pulled over in GA for a hazmat inspection...passed 100%...even got a nice letter from safety saying how pleased they were...
     

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