Loaded Car Inspection Criteria.
This includes, but is not
limited to, the following:
- Load must be properly blocked, braced, and shored in
accordance with Military Standard Transportation and
Movement Procedures (MILSTD) or other military service
- Shipment must not contain any combination of explosives
or dangerous articles prohibited by Department of
Transportation (DOT) regulations from being loaded,
transported, or stored together.
- All items must be in good condition and marked
accordance with DOT and other applicable regulations.
- Placards must be properly placed.
PLACARD VEHICLES/RAILCARS IN ACCORDANCE WITH CFR 49 AND AR 55-355
Department of Transportation hazardous materials transportation
regulations in CFR 49 and Army Regulation 55-355 require that all
indicating the nature of their cargo. Every vehicle/railcar with any
quantity of a hazardous material must be placarded on each end and on
each side with the type of placards specified in the CFR 49 tables
reproduced in Figure 1-9.
The various hazardous materials placards
A vehicle/railcar carrying two or more classes of hazardous materials
requiring different placards specified in Figure 1-9, Table 2 may be
placarded DANGEROUS in place of the different placards.
when 5,000 pounds or more of one class of hazardous material is
loaded in a vehicle/railcar, the vehicle/railcar must display the
appropriate placard for that hazardous material in addition to the
This regulation does not apply to a portable
tank, cargo tank, or tank car. No placard is required on a vehicle
if it contains less than 1,000 pounds total of any of the materials
listed in Figure 1-9, Table 2.
If your unit is responsible for shipping hazardous materials, you
must provide the carrier with the appropriate hazardous materials
placards. If your unit is a motor or rail transportation unit, you
at the time the cargo is loaded. If hazardous material is shipped in
freight containers having a capacity of 640 cubic feet or greater,
each freight container must display the appropriate placard.