IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW WHEN TRANSPORTING HAZARDOUS MATERIALS. There are some rules that a driver who is transporting hazardous materials should follow that are not followed by the general freight transporters. The ministry of transportation has come up with several rules and regulations concerning the transportation of hazardous materials. 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. The following are some of the things you should know about the transportation of hazardous materials. It is the responsibility of the shipper to prepare for the transportation of hazardous material. The shipper 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 who is transporting hazardous material it is your responsibility to follow the rules and regulations of department of transport. 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. 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. 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. It is important for the driver transporting all the hazardous materials to comply with the given rules and regulations. When you are transporting hazardous materials you will require different protocols.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 the driver of the truck carrying hazardous materials finds a hot tyre, they have to change it immediately. During the refueling process of the truck, it is important that someone is watching the nozzle at all times. When the driver transporting the hazardous materials realizes that there is some fire ahead, they should avoid driving towards the fire and the driver should not pack 300 feet closer to the fire. The driver transporting the hazardous materials should be on guard all the times. Finally the driver should make sure that there is no one smoking around the hazardous materials.