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Is the shipper required to provide placards for a transportation of a hazardous material?

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Is the shipper required to provide placards for a transportation of a hazardous material?

Answer:

Yes. 49CFR172.506 states that the person offering a hazardous material for transportation by highway shall provide the placards. However, it is a violation for the motor carrier to transport the load until the proper placards are in place.