SOME OF THE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN TRANSPORTING HAZARDOUS ITEMS. A truck driver that transports hazardous materials is required to follow a different rules compared to drivers who are transporting the general freight. There are some rules and regulations that have been created by the ministry of transportation that should be followed by these drivers. 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 if you are a driver transporting hazardous materials from one location to the other. The shipper has the responsibility of preparing for the transportation of the hazardous materials. They take the responsibility of labeling, packaging and preparing the materials for transportation with the appropriate shipping papers. The materials are loaded on the on the truck and there are a few things that should be considered before the truck starts 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 also important to note that transporting hazardous materials and high combustible materials may fall into different categories and they will follow different rules and regulations. There are some 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. With the shipping papers you will be able to you display the proper placards on your truck or the trailer you are using to transport hazardous goods. Before starting the transportation journey, make sure that all the car tyres are inspected. It is important for the driver transporting all the hazardous materials to comply with the given rules and regulations. You will require different protocols when transporting different hazardous materials.Both the class A and B hazardous materials require strict protocols. When the driver transporting such materials, they are required to make a stop after very low hours. If you find out that you have a hot tire you should replace 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 track transporting the hazardous materials should be guarded all the times. The driver should make sure that there is no one smoking near the hazardous materials.