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Section 177.817(e) establishes the general requirements for shipping paper accessibility for drivers of a motor vehicle containing hazardous materials.
In this scenario, a carrier inquires if a driver can carry shipping papers inside a clipboard with a metal cover located beside the driver during transportation.
In this interpretation, PHMSA addresses the proper storage of hazardous materials shipping papers.
In interpretation Ref. No. 11-0030, PHMSA advises that shipping papers must be either readily visible to a person entering the driver’s compartment or in a holder which is mounted to the inside of the driver’s side of the vehicle.