Hazardous waste licenses are under the jurisdiction of the
of Natural Resources (DNR). They require transporters of hazardous
waste to obtain a license to haul the waste and the company must
meet strict documentation requirements.
- The drivers of trucks hauling hazardous waste or materials are
under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation.
Drivers must obtain proper endorsements for their operator's license through testing and must provide multiple proofs
Should the public be concerned?
Both hazardous materials and hazardous wastes are transported
daily with little or no risk to the public. Regular shipments of
gasoline, propane, acid and other substances are delivered across
- State agencies have increased their inspection of motor
carriers and individuals that are licensed to transport these
- Transport companies are being advised to review their hiring
practices and to be extra cautious in their procedures. They
have also been cautioned to never leave their vehicles