Following is a list of freeware that provides tools to help you comply with laws and regulations governing the transportation of hazardous materials. Before you access any software or apps, please read our disclaimer and permissions page if you haven't already done so.

CAL3QHC/CAL3QHCR
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS). CAL3QHC is a CALINE3 based CO model with queuing and hot spot calculations and with a traffic model to calculate delays and queues that occur at signalized intersections; CAL3QHCR is a more refined version based on CAL3QHC that requires local meteorological data.

Cargo Decoder App
By Strategies in Software. Cargo Decoder is your guide to what is in the truck or tanker next to you on the highway. Enter the 4 digit number from the DOT placard to learn about a material and see details from both the 2012 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG 2012) and 2008 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG 2008). Cargo Decoder uses no network bandwidth so information will always be available even if the cell network is not. Available through Google for free or for a small fee through other vendors. Cargo Decoder supports the Emergency Response Guidebook in English, Spanish, and French.

Dangerous Goods Manual App
By Knorre. The Dangerous Goods Manual Android App helps you identify hazardous materials (HazMat). Includes ERI-Cards (Emergency Response Intervention Cards) for guidance on initial actions for fire crews.

Hazardous Materials Transportation Training Modules
By US Department of Transportation. U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) regulations require training (and retraining) of all employees who perform work functions covered by the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Any employee who works in a shipping, receiving or material handling area or who may be involved in preparing or transporting hazardous materials is required to have training. The Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has prepared training modules that meet the requirements for General Awareness Training as prescribed in Title 49 CFR, Part 172, Subpart H. The Training Modules contain Instructor and Student manuals in an Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Hazmat Load and Segregation Guide App
By ThatsMyStapler Inc.. The information presented in this iPhone app can help the hazmat employee determine the requirements for shipping different classes of hazardous materials on the same vehicle. It uses the "Segregation Table for Hazardous Materials" in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).

HYROAD
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS). The HYbrid ROADway Model (HYROAD) integrates three modules that simulate the effects of traffic, emissions and dispersion. It is designed to determine hourly concentrations of carbon monoxide (CO) or other gas-phase pollutants, particulate matter (PM) and air toxics from vehicle emissions at receptor locations that occur within 500 meters of the roadway intersections.

Labelmaster's Hazmat Label Finder App
By American Labelmark Company. This iPhone app helps you find the hazmat labels you need for shipping hazmat by ground, rail, air, and sea. Simply enter the UN ID of your hazmat shipping material or search by material name. Labelmaster's Label Finder(SM) uses the latest Department of Transportation 49 CFR hazardous materials table to help you find the hazard class labels you need for your hazardous material shipment.

Labelmaster's Hazmat Placard Finder App
By American Labelmark Company. This iPhone app helps you find the placards you need. Simply enter the UN number of your hazmat shipping material or search by material name. Labelmaster's Placard Finder(SM) uses the latest Department of Transportation 49 CFR hazardous materials table to find the DOT placards for your hazardous material shipment. Also includes the Placard Finder game. Find a hazmat placard, add it to your placards in the Placard Finder game, and earn great achievement rewards.

RADTRAN
By Sandia National Laboratories. RADTRAN is the national and international standard for transportation risk assessment for radioactive materials. It combines user-determined demographic, routing, transportation, packaging, and materials data with meteorological data (partly user-determined) and health physics data to calculate expected radiological consequences of incident-free radioactive materials transportation and associated accident risks. Free for approved users.

Safety and Fitness Electronic Records System (SAFER)
By US Department of Transportation, Office of Motor Carrier Safety. SAFER provides carrier, vehicle, and driver safety and credential information to fixed and mobile roadside inspection stations. Internet access is provided to Carrier Snapshots, a concise electronic record of a carrier’s identification, size, commodity information, and safety record, including safety rating (if any) and roadside out-of-service inspection information. The carrier snapshot is available via an ad-hoc query (one carrier at a time).

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