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Interpretation Response #98-0210 ([Wright Corporation] [Mr. Rick Wells])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Wright Corporation

Individual Name: Mr. Rick Wells

Location State: NC Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

AUG 7, 1998


Mr. Rick Wells                             Ref. No. 98-0210
Traffic Manager
Wright Corporation
P.O. Box 402
Riegelwood, NC 28456

Dear Mr. Wells:

This is in response to your letter of July 23, 1998, regarding securement requirements under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR 49 CFR Parts 171-180).  Specifically you describe a scenario consisting of either 2000 pound supersacks or 50 pound bags (layered with glue between each layer) loaded onto small unsecured pallets.  You state that each unit is loaded with the bags pressed against each other and the trailer walls and you use load locks on the last two units.

As provided by § 177.834(g), packages of hazardous materials must be so braced as to prevent motion within the transport vehicle. The scenario you provided seems to meet this requirement; however, movement of packages within the transport vehicle would be a violation of the HMR.



Delmer F. Billings
Chief, Standards Development
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
177.834 General requirements