PART B - INSPECT AND PLACARD VEHICLES
Army Regulation 55-355, Military Traffic Management Regulation,
prior to loading and unloading, and that they display appropriate
hazardous materials placards.
The regulation also requires a
preloading inspection and placarding of all railcars carrying
MOTOR VEHICLE AND TRAILER INSPECTION USING
DD FORM 626
hazardous materials use DD Form 626 as the inspection document.
Personnel will inspect the vehicle and correct any deficiencies noted
on the DD Form 626 before the vehicle enters the loading/unloading
A sample DD Form 626, Motor Vehicle Inspection (Transportation
Hazardous Materials) appears in Figure 1-7.
completing DD Form 626 appear on the back of the form.
RAILCAR INSPECTION USING CAR CERTIFICATES
If you are shipping hazardous material by railcar, you must conduct
two preloading inspections before loading hazardous cargo.
preloading inspections are recorded on a Car Certificate (see Figure
1-8). The Car Certificate is a three-part form. The carrier files
the original copy and attaches one copy to each outer side of the
fixed placard board of the railcar.
the car for service by signing certification number one on the car
certificate. You, as the shipper, or someone authorized by you, must
conduct a second preloading inspection.
After loading, the shipper
must inspect the car again, and sign certification number two on the
Car Certificate to indicate that the cargo is properly loaded and is
ready for transport. In addition, if the shipment of hazardous cargo
is in containers or on trailers, the carrier representative or you,
as the shipper, must ensure that these containers are properly
secured on the flatcar.
The carrier representative or the shipper
signs certification number three on the Car Certificate when the
containers or trailers holding hazardous cargo are properly secured.
The carrier representative and shipper should consider the following
criteria when making preloading or loaded car inspections.