printreg,July,2004DOT Placard Size Requirements

printreg, July, 2004
DOT Placard Size Requirements


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From: Debra Jacobson(
djacobson@istc.illinois.edu)
Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2004 11:45:43
According to U.S. DOT requirements placards must be displayed on vehicles transporting hazardous materials in quantities at or above the thresholds specified in 49 CFR 172.504. Placards provide information on the hazards of the material being transported. 49 CFR 172.519(c) requires that hazardous materials placards specified in the regulations meet certain size requirements. A placard must have a minimum measurement of 273 mm (10.8 inches) on each side. Also, a solid line border must be displayed on the placard at a distance of ~12.7 mm (0.5 inch) from each edge. The hazard class number and text on the placard must be printed in numbers/letters that are at least 41 mm (1.6 inches) in height, unless an exception is noted in the regulations.

Ref. 49 CFR 172.504 http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=7f16ac16d9dac9eb142c5a822b1c23ec&rgn=div6&view=text&node=49:2.1.1.3.7.6&idno=49

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