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U.S. DOT says no more driving safely

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Transportation is now enforcing a rule prohibiting the display of safety...


WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation is now enforcing a rule prohibiting the display of safety signs or slogans — which often read “Drive Safely” — on placards.

The rule, which took effect as of Oct. 1, bans carriers from displaying these slogans on any type placard when there is no need to display placards for HazMat loads.

U.S. states have begun issuing citations for violations of this law and carrier groups are recommending those who have not yet removed these slogans from their “flip-style” placards do so as soon as possible to avoid costly fines and possible erosion of otherwise strong safety ratings.

For more information, refer to section 172.504 in the U.S. Hazardous Materials Regulations.


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