Useful Resources for Moving Hazmat Freight

Posted by Kevin Hill on

How often do you have to scrounge around to find answers when customers or carriers ask about hazmat loads?  

If you're like most freight brokers who aren't hazmat gurus, then your answer is probably, "I scrounge around looking for answers on just about every hazmat question".  

That’s why we wanted to share a few handy hazmat guides from the Feds.  We've always found both easy to use and helpful.  So helpful in fact, that both have saved us from sounding like idiots too many times to count.    

FMCSA Hazmat Placard Guide - Easy to use 4-page PDF with class descriptions and images of the placards needed.

PHMSA List of Hazardous Materials Descriptions - this list is in Excel so you can easily search specific materials quickly.

How about cross-border hazmat loads?   Where do you even begin trying to piece this together.

It can be confusing.  No, I take that back, it is always confusing.  So, listed below are links to Transport Canada's website, along with the PHMSA PDF report for transporting Hazmat loads into or out of Mexico.  

Both have the info you need to minimize your confusion.  Plus, if you can't find what you are looking for each website has contact information listed so you can always pick up the phone and ask.  

Transport Canada -Hazardous Materials 

PHMSA - Mexico - Regulation for the Land Transport of Hazmat Shipments

PHMSA - Mexico - Hazmat - Website 

Please feel free to contact us at 918-500-5524 if you need any help sourcing hazmat carriers for your next bid.  We have over 1,600 hazmat carriers compiled based on trailer types, preferred lanes, and specializations.

In addition, we can build carrier capacity for you on specific lanes and projects.  It’s like having an extra department of logistics coordinators scouting out new opportunities for you at a fraction of the price. 



Kevin Hill

President and Founder

PO Box 1061

Tulsa, OK 74101


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