Vehicles carrying dangerous loads

Involved in a crash with a heavy vehicle carrying a dangerous load? Here's what to do next.

Some trucks carry loads that are dangerous because they are flammable, toxic, infectious, radioactive, explosive or corrosive.

These trucks have three emergency information panels on the back and on each side. If you are involved in a crash with a truck carrying a dangerous load:

  • Call the Police or Fire & Rescue NSW on 000.
  • Avoid touching spilled chemicals or breathing the fumes or dust.
  • Warn people away from the accident.

An Emergency Procedures Guide will be in a holder attached to the driver's door. Follow these procedures if it is safe to do so.

More information

Further information is available from the NSW Department of Environment and Heritage and WorkCover NSW.