Do not permit
Set vehicle handbrake while loading and unloading.
Do not use tools which may damage packages for loading or
Do not permit extremes of temperature during transport.
Load flammable solids, oxidizing materials, or corrosive
liquids with compatible cargo, so they are easily accessible.
Severely restrict use of cargo heaters when hazardous material
is being transported.
Do not load or unload explosives from any motor vehicle with
the engine running.
Do not use bale hooks and other metal tools for loading,
unloading, or handling.
Do not roll packages except for barrels and kegs.
Keep all packages away from hot vehicle tailpipes and sources
Equally distribute the weight of the cargo over the load bed
as much as possible.
Secure tarpaulins by means of rope, wire, or other tiedowns.
Do not load or carry Class A explosives on any vehicle or
combination of vehicles if--
- more than two
- any full trailer in the combination has a wheel base of
less than 184 inches.
- any vehicle in the combination is a tank motor vehicle.