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Propane tank?

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A driver loads a forklift in to a van trailer with the propane tank secured & attached to said forklift as in normal operation. He takes the trailer across town to another terminal to use, then returns when the job is finished. Tank weighs 80 lb.
When the driver goes on to a public street, what if any Haz Mat regulations take effect?
Forklift in the trailer is tied down by nailing a piece of wood to the floor to keep said lift from rolling out the back.
Does this meet the regs on securing the lift?

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What does the forklift weight?
Nailing "A" piece of wood does NOT meet the regs as "A" piece of wood does NOT prevent it from moving in ALL of the four directions.
80 lb tank...man that's HEAVY!

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Fork lifts are a Class 9 HM:


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Class 9 is exempt from placarding in domestic transportation, however, you still require a shipping paper and the drvier has to have HM training per 172.704 and 177.816.
If propane is transported by it self and meets the defintion of a "Materials of Trade":


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Then you are exempted from shipping papers and HM training provided the driver is aware of the HM present and emergency actions per 173.6:


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Last but not least:


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The load securement would have to had meet the criteria provided, if it did not the fork lift was improperly secured.
Be safe.

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FUBAR:


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IOW, no shipping paper for the forklift.
I was in a hurry this morning and left off some important stuff.
Be safe.

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Thank You. Vongrimmenstein

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I usualy have a small propane bottle in the car that I use for cooking on a small camp stove.Am I in violation of any HM regs?I have alittle trouble understanding these regs.

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The small propane bottle should be treated the same as the fire extinguisher. It should be safely secured. Additional safety precautions should be taken if you are a smoker. Open flames and propane don't mix very well.
Be safe.

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The shipper is responsible for ascertaining if the load is a Hazmat by checking on the column under "hazardous materials" on the manifest. If this is not checked to indicate its a hazmat, you're not required to placard the trailer. You need at least 2,000 pounds in weight to designate it a placarded load, and its the shippers legal duty to communicate this to you. If it was a hazmat, the shipper is also legally required to furnish the placards. The manifest should say "yes" or "no" on wether placards were furnished by the shipper. If not, you're suppose to drop the trailer and bobtail over to buy some placards. You must placard the trailer before driving it onto a public street. But you had less than 2,000 pounds in propane, so placarding was not necessary.

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PT:


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If the shipper makes a mistake the carrier/driver is still responsible. It is each party's responsibility to correct mistakes made. If the shipper made a mistake and didn't properly identify the load the vehicle will still be placed OOS if in violation.
That is why every HM employee must be trained and familiar with the HMR.


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There are two tables for HM. Table 1 requires placards when any amout is transported. Table 2 requires placards for amounts over 1,001 pounds:


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The exception allows quantities of Table 2 materials to be placarded at 1,001 pounds or more.


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As indicated earlier, it's 1,001 pounds or more not 2,000 pounds.
The original question had to do with any HM violation:


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Placards are only one possible violation, there are additional violations for package marking, labelling, shipping papers and cargo securement.
Be safe.
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