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Placarded Loads

Information on Transporting Placarded Loads

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

All Table 1 Materials and All Explosives are prohibited.

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”.

Table 1: Prohibited Placards

Placard NameHAZMAT Policy as of July 16, 2000
Explosives 1.1Prohibited
Explosives 1.2Prohibited
Explosives 1.3Prohibited
Poison Gas 2.3Prohibited
Dangerous when wet 4.3Prohibited
Organic Peroxide 5.2Prohibited
Poison (Inhalation Hazard) 6.1Prohibited
Radioactive 7Prohibited

Table 2: Placards Prohibited in Bulk Packaging

Placard NameHAZMAT Policy as of July 16, 2000
Explosives 1.4Prohibited
Explosives 1.5Prohibited
Explosives 1.5Prohibited
Flammable Gas 2.1Restricted to non-bulk packages
Flammable 3Restricted to non-bulk packages
Flammable Solid 4.1Restricted to non-bulk packages
Spontaneously Combustible 4.2Restricted to non-bulk packages
Oxidizer 5.1Restricted to non-bulk packages
Poison 6.1 (other than material poisonous by inhalation)Restricted to non-bulk packages
Corrosive 8Restricted to non-bulk packages

NON-BULK PACKAGING IS DEFINED AS:

  • A maximum capacity of 450 L (119 gallons) or less for a liquid;
  • A maximum net mass of 400 kg (882 pounds) or less and a maximum capacity of 450 L (119 gallons) or less for a solid; or
  • A water capacity of 454 kg (1000 pounds) or less for a gas.

These Placards are prohibited:

  • Explosives

    Explosives

  • Inhalation Hazard

    Inhalation Hazard

  • Dangerous When Wet

    Dangerous When Wet

  • Organic Peroxide

    Organic Peroxide

  • Inhalation Hazard

    Inhalation Hazard

  • Radioactive

    Radioactive



Placards prohibited in bulk packaging:

  • Flammable Gas

    Flammable Gas

  • Flammable

    Flammable

  • Flammable Solid

    Flammable Solid

  • Spontaneously Combustable

    Spontaneously Combustable

  • Oxidizer

    Oxidizer

  • Poison

    Poison

  • Corrosive

    Corrosive



Tunnel Locations:

Northeast Extension Tunnel
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Mainline Tunnels
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