Alabama Hazmat Transportation regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Alabama Hazmat Transportation: What you need to know

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

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Notification: Ala. Admin. Code r 760-X-1-.16(2)

Stopping: Ala. Admin. Code r 760-X-1-.01

Regulatory Agencies

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.

State Requirements


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.

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