Governing Law and Regulations
Alabama Motor Carrier Act, Alabama Code 32-9A-2 and regulations at Alabama Administrative Code Alabama Administrative Code (Ala. Admin. Code r) 760-X-1-.16
Notification: Ala. Admin. Code r 760-X-1-.16(2)
Stopping: Ala. Admin. Code r 760-X-1-.01
Alabama Department of Public Safety (DPS) Highway Patrol Division
Alabama Public Service Commission (PSC) Transportation Division
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Alabama follows U.S. Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulations as they apply to motor carriers. The state has additional notification and stopping requirements. See the national section HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS to review these standards.
• Administration and enforcement. DPS and PSC enforce the hazardous materials transportation regulations in Alabama.
Ala. Admin. Code r 760-X-1-.16(2)
Whenever notification to the U.S. Department of Transportation is required, DPS must also be notified.
Ala. Admin. Code r 760-X-1-.01
In addition to stopping at railway crossings, vehicles used for carrying hazardous materials are required to stop at highway crossings and at drawbridges. Cargo tanks used for the transportation of hazardous materials, whether loaded or empty, must stop at rail and highway crossings and drawbridges.