CVSA’s Hazardous Material/Dangerous Goods Inspection Results

August 4, 2023 8:00 am

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According to the FMCSA’s reports from August 2022, the top five HAZMAT violations were:

1.     Package not secured in the vehicle.

2.     No copy of the U.S. Department of Transportation HM registration number.

3.     No and/or improper shipping paperwork.

4.     Shipping paper accessibility.

5.     Vehicle not placarded as required.

On June 13-17, 2022, Commercial motor vehicle inspectors inspected 6,204 vehicles transporting hazardous materials/dangerous goods (HM/DG) in Canada and the U.S. during an unannounced inspection and enforcement initiative for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. The total number of violations found was 1,774.


During the 2022 hazardous materials/dangerous goods Road Blitz, inspectors discovered the following violations:

      • 408 shipping papers violations
      • 269 non-bulk/small means of containment packaging violations
      • 272 bulk packaging/large means of containment packaging violations
      • 76 non-bulk/small means of containment labeling violations
      • 159 bulk packaging/large means of containment placarding violations
      • 79 other safety marks violations
      • 168 loading and securement violations
      • 43 HM/DG package integrity (leaking) violations
      • 84 Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training Certificate violations (Canada only)

CVSA’s HM/DG Road Blitz spotlights the safety-compliant drivers, shippers, and motor carriers that ensure HM/DG are always appropriately marked, placarded, packaged, and secured while being transported on our roadways. Vehicles found to have HM/DG-related out-of-service violations and/or any other driver or vehicle out-of-service violations were restricted from traveling until all out-of-service violations were addressed.

**The content provided is not intended as legal advice and should not be construed or interpreted as such. If such advice is needed, The Paladin Group recommends that you seek counsel for the specific advice or services needed.**

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