As an offeror, we must rely on our transporters to generate en route security plans. As
the offeror, we will utilize a certification procedure to satisfy ourselves that the
transporter has a security plan in place that adequately addresses the hazmat to be
transported, including risks related to the storage of the material incidental to
With the initial shipment of each category of hazmat covered by the security plan
requirement, USACE will require the transporter to sign and date the following
"I hereby certify that (name of transportation company) has a Security
Plan in place which meets the requirements of 49 CFR 172 Subpart I
for the hazardous materials described in the attached shipping papers."
This certification will be placed in the project files with the shipping documents, and
retained for at least the period required for the shipping papers.
Hazmat will not be released to an initial transporter who does not make this certification to
VII. Contractor En Route Security requirements
All contract transporters must have their own DOT Security Plan that meets the
requirements of 49 CFR172, Subpart I and, at a minimum, meet or exceed the following
Truck and trailer locks will be used at all times when the truck is not being actively loaded or
In all instances, drivers will travel in the most direct route, avoiding tunnels, avoiding high
population centers, including downtown and /or metropolitan areas where possible.
All hazardous materials will be delivered expeditiously with a minimum number of stops en
If stops need to be made, locations with adequate lighting on well-traveled roads will be
selected. The vehicle will be checked after each stop to make sure nothing has been
Do not make any unscheduled stops in unfamiliar locations.
Before leaving/exiting your tractor, look around and become aware/familiar with your
surroundings, and those who may be around you.
Remain particularly observant for suspicious activities in and around critical points, such as
refueling locations, terminals, port facilities, and chemical plants.
Be alert for "tailing" or suspicious persons/vehicles constantly close to you.
Always observe bridges, tunnels, potential choke points, and other potential targets.
All drivers have a form of communication (ex. cell phone, 2-way radios, etc), which will allow
contact to be made between the driver and the shipper or the destination facility.
Monitor communications for any changes in conditions that might affect you en route.
Communicate information you learn to your dispatcher.
Request photo identification from all drivers.
In case of an emergency concerning hazardous material transportation, the vehicle driver
shall notify the police and USACE representative as soon as practicable.