Thursday, June 25, 2015

HazMat Certificate Deadline: Let TSNA Help You Register!

With the beginning of HVUT season comes the end of the HazMat Registration period. If you need to renew your certificate it’s not too late yet, but the deadline to register is less than a week away! For those that successfully waited until the last minute, it’s officially your time to register.

If you’re unfamiliar with the registration process or need a slight refresher, we’ve highlighted everything you need to know about applying for a Hazmat Certificate of Registration.

Who Needs to Register:

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) requires anyone that offers transportation of shipments containing hazardous materials, including hazardous waste, file a registration statement with the DOT and pay an annual fee. This is required for transporting any hazardous material that requires a US DOT placard, including oil, petroleum, and propane.

When and How Do I Register?

The hazmat registration period began on May 1 and the deadline to register is June 30. There are three different ways to register for a Hazmat certificate, including:

  • Visiting the PHMSA website 
  • Sending in a registration form via postal mail
  • Calling TSNAmerica! Let us do it for you!

What if I Register Late?

Don’t let this happen, you just read our warning that the deadline is less than a week away! But if for some reason you do register after the deadline, you will be subject to penalty from your local, state, or federal government. If a roadside inspection or Department of Transportation audit shows that your truck is not properly registered, you can be fined up to $32,000 per day of violation and lose interstate or intrastate operating authority. If you aren’t sure if your truck is registered, you can always be safe and check the PHMSA company registration search.

Once I Register Am I Done?

After registering, you must also keep copies of both the registration statement and the certificate of registration for three years at your place of business so it is available for inspection. All motor carriers and vessel operators must also keep the current copy of their registration certificate, or a document with the current registration number on board.

If you have any questions about getting your Hazmat Registration Certificate, just give us a call at 803.386.0320 or email us at Not only will we answer any questions you have about the registration process, but we can also do it for you! So if you’re in a crunch for time or just flat out don’t want to deal with it, then let TSNAmerica take it off your plate.

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