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Information on Transporting Placarded Loads

Currently, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission guidelines on transporting hazardous materials through its five tunnels are as followed:

The new regulations permit the transportation of formerly prohibited Table 2 materials in restricted non-bulk packages only.

Placards that have previously been permitted shall remain unrestricted.
All Table 1 Materials and All Explosives remain prohibited.


These Placards are prohibited:
Explosives Inhalation Hazard 2 Dangerous Inhalation Hazard 6 Radioactive 7
Explosives
Inhalation
Hazard
Dangerous
When Wet
Inhalation
Hazard
Radioactive



Placards prohibited in bulk packaging:

Flamable Gas 2 Flamable 3 Flamable Solid 4 Spontaneously Combustable 4
Flammable
Gas
Flammable
Flammable
Solid
Spontaneously
Combustable

Organic Peroxde 5.2  Oxidizer 5.1  Corrosive 8  Poison 6 
Organic Peroxide
Oxidizer
Corrosive
Poison


Requirement for Hazardous Materials Permits:
Currently, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission no longer requires commercial carriers to obtain a permit in order to transport hazardous materials on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

All carriers are expected to comply with the U.S. DOT Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR 170-179) while traveling on the Turnpike. These rules will be strictly enforced by the Pennsylvania State Police Troop “T”.


Placard Name   HAZMAT Policy as of July, 16 2000
Table 1 Materials 
Explosives 1.1 Prohibited
Explosives 1.2 Prohibited
Explosives 1.3 Prohibited
Poison Gas Prohibited
Dangerous when wet Prohibited
Poison (Inhalation Hazard) Prohibited
Radioactive Prohibited
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Table 2 Materials
Explosives 1.4 Prohibited
Explosives 1.5 Prohibited
Explosives 1.5 Prohibited
Flammable Gas Restricted to non-bulk packages
Non-Flammable (Refrigerated Oxygen) Permitted in bulk or non-bulk packages
Flammable Liquids Restricted to non-bulk packages
Combustible Permitted in bulk or non-bulk packages
Flammable solid Restricted to non-bulk packages
Spontaneously Combustible Restricted to non-bulk packages
Oxidizer Restricted to non-bulk packages
Organic Peroxide Restricted to non-bulk packages
Poison Restricted to non-bulk packages
Keep Away From Food Permitted in bulk or non-bulk packages
Corrosive Restricted to non-bulk packages
Miscellaneous (Class 9) Permitted in bulk or non-bulk packages

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