Department of Transportation (DOT) Labeling Regulations

HCL will dive into the FMCSA 49 CFR subpart E Part 172 about labeling and marking regulations when shipping hazardous materials.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has set forth a series of strict shipping and marking regulations that transporters must comply with. To put it simply, any person that is transporting hazardous materials must ensure that the individual packages are labeled correctly with the proper hazard notification.

A DOT hazard placard must be placed on the outside of the shipping containers only if the placard represents the hazardous material contained inside of the shipping container.

Each bulk packaging, freight container, unit load device, transport vehicle, or rail car containing any quantity of hazardous materials must be placarded on each side and each end with the correct hazard placards.

DOT shipping regulations have such strict labeling and marking requirements in order to protect the transporter, commuters, and the environment from exposure to hazardous materials.

HCL Labels, Inc. recently lowered their price on all adhesive vinyl and paper DOT/EPA shipping placards, labels, and signs. Let HCL help you remain compliant with DOT/EPA shipping regulations and protect your transporters from exposure to hazardous material.

For more information about DOT shipping regulations, please view the FMCSA fact sheet here.


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