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Hazardous Material Violations (Driver Receives Points)

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Many hazmat (HM) violation points are assessed the company. However, there are a number of areas in which a driver also must be compliant or risk receiving CSA points.

  • 10 Points
  • Violating an Imminent HM out-of-service order - 386.72
  • Violation of intermediate bulk container (IBC) not secured to or within vehicle - 173.35
  • Package not secure in vehicle - 177.834
  • Using a tool likely to cause damage to the closure of any package/container - 177.834
  • Transporting unauthorized HM in a passenger-carrying vehicle - 177.870
  • 8 Points
  • Transporting HM not in accordance with part 171 - 171.2
  • Violation of intermediate bulk container requirements - 173.35
  • Remote closure device greater than 3,500 gallons MC331 - 178.337
  • Remote closure device less than 3,500 gallons MC331 - 178.337
  • Manual shutoff valve MC338 - 178.338
  • MC306 remote control shutoff - 178.341
  • MC307 manhole closure - 178.342
  • MC307 remote control shutoff - 178.342
  • DOT 406/407/412 remote control - 178.345

Read More: Intrastate Hazmat Carrier

  • 6 Points
  • Residential gas tank not secure in transport - 173.315
  • Smoking while loading or unloading - 177.834
  • Improper transportation of explosives (Class 1) - 177.835
  • Loading/unloading Class 1 with engine running - 177.835
  • Transfer of Class 1 materials en route - 177.835
  • Improper transporting of Class 3 HM - 177.837
  • Improper transportation of Division 6.1 or Division 2.3 HM - 177.841
  • Unattended explosives 1.1/1.2/1.3 - 397.5
  • Improperly parked explosives vehicle - 397.7
  • Improperly parked HM vehicle - 397.7
  • HM vehicle operated near open fire - 397.11
  • HM vehicle parked within 300 feet of open fire - 397.11
  • HM vehicle fueling violation - 397.15
  • 5 Points
  • Representing vehicle with HM, none present - 171.2
  • No ID number (portable or cargo tank) - 172.302
  • Package/containment not labeled as required - 172.400
  • Vehicle not placarded as required - 172.504
  • Placard not visible from directions it faces - 172.516
  • Placard not clear of appurtenance - 172.516
  • Placard improper location - 172.516
  • Placard not reading horizontally - 172.516
  • Placard damaged, deteriorated or obscured - 172.516
  • Placard not on contrasting background or border - 172.516
  • Failure to label and package poison properly, when transported with edible material - 173.25
  • Exclusive use low specific activity (LSA) radioactive material not marked "Radioactive LSA" - 173.427
  • Hazardous Material (HM)cargo load failing to stop at a railroad crossing - 392.10

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  • 4 Points
  • Unattended hazmat vehicle - 397.5
  • Improper transportation of Class 8 HM - 177.839
  • Discharge valve not closed in transit - Class 2 - 177.840
  • Fail to test off-truck remote shutoff device - 177.840
  • Fail to possess remote shutoff when unloading - 177.840
  • No instructions for exclusive use packaging low specific activity - 173.427
  • Violation of loading/unloading vehicles - 173.3
  • Violation of cargo tank general requirements - 173.33
  • HM in cargo tank which had dangerous reaction with cargo tank - 173.33
  • No instructions for exclusive use packaging low specific activity - 173.427
  • Violation of cargo tank (load/unload) - 177.834
  • Manholes and valves not closed or leak free - 177.834

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  • 3 Points
  • Emergency Response (ER) information not available - 172.600
  • Violation of maintenance/accessibility of emergency response information - 172.602
  • No shipping papers (carrier) - 177.817
  • Violation of shipping paper accessibility - 177.817
  • 2 Points
  • No tire examination on HM vehicle - 397.17
  • Restricted emergency warning devices on an HM load - 393.95
  • Failure to comply with HM regulations - 171.2
  • Failure to comply with FMCSR 49 CFR part 383 and 49 CFR parts 390 through 397 - 177.804
  • Poison label loaded with foodstuffs - 177.841
  • Blocking and bracing of radioactive material packages - 177.842

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  • 1 Point
  • Unnecessary delay in the transport of HM cargo to its destination - 177.800
  • Violation of state and/or local HM laws - 397.3
  • Smoking within 25 feet of HM vehicle - 397.13
  • Using a mobile phone while operating a CMV with a HM cargo load - 177.804
  • Texting while operating a CMV - 177.804
  • Radioactive materials vehicle not on preferred route - 397.101
  • Missing or incomplete route plan (radioactive materials) - 397.101
  • Driver not in possession of training material - 397.101
  • Driver not in possession of written route plan - 397.101
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