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Interpretation Response #14-0130 ([GP Trucking] [Mr. John Billingsley])

Below is the interpretation response detail and a list of regulations sections applicable to this response.

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: GP Trucking

Individual Name: Mr. John Billingsley

Location State: SC Country: US

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Response text:

September 09, 2014

Mr. John Billingsley
GP Trucking
125 Access Road
Gaston, SC 29053

Ref. No. 14-0130

Dear Mr. Billingsley:

This is a response to your June 30, 2014 email requesting clarification of general requirements for loading and unloading under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Specifically, you request clarification on whether failure to secure the non-hazardous cargo in a mixed hazardous and non-hazardous shipment would be a violation of § 177.834.

The answer is no. The requirements found in § 177.834 are applicable to the carriage of packages containing hazardous materials by highway. However, in accordance with § 177.804(a), compliance with applicable Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) is required. Regulations covering protection against shifting and falling cargo can be found in 49 CFR Part 393, Subpart I.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact this office.


Dirk Der Kinderen
Acting Chief, Standards Development
Standards and Rulemaking Division

177.834, 177.804(a)

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
177.804 Compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
177.834 General requirements