When frequent violations in this category are cited, it's commonly due to an infraction such as a failure to apply proper placards and marking to a container or vehicle containing hazardous materials. See a few of the more specific violations and their solutions below.

Offeror Requirements

All hazardous materials

Failure to properly mark a bulk container

Cite: 172.331, 172.334, 172.336, 172.338

Baseline assessment: $1,000

Failure to placard a freight container or vehicle containing hazardous materials (no placard at all)

Cite: 172.504.

Baseline assessment: $8,500 - $12,000

Improperly placarding a freight container or vehicle containing hazardous materials

Cite: 172.504.

Baseline assessment: $1,000 - $11,200


Placarding Systems
Flip Placard Systems with Worded Legends (Spacemaster)

Flip Placard Systems with UN Numbers (Duo-Flip)

Slide-in Placard Holders (Slidemaster)

Hazard Class Placards

Orange Panels


This website is designed to provide accurate information regarding the subject matter covered. The violations listed can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations 49-Parts 100- 185. Early Edition published by Labelmaster. Pages 41-54. Every effort has been made to provide a simplified guid consistent with the various applicable regulations. However, if there is a discrepancy, the regulations are the final authority.