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Since 1907 the Bureau of Explosives has been updating and publishing the regulations for transporting hazardous materials, before the US and Canadian government regulators took up the task.  Our publications are known by those in the industry not only for their innovations and enhancements but also as the most current, accurate and easy to read version of the Regulations.  Unlike our competitors, all our publications are completely updated and issued each quarter ensuring users remain current and in compliance with the Regulations.


Each quarterly issue is highlighted with the exact changes to the US regulations, is formatted for easy reading, all part & subparts are introduced by a clear-language Publishers Note making the regulations understandable and DOT errors found and verified in the regulations are identified and footnoted. Our publications include many enhancements such as: User flow-charts for preparing hazardous shipments;  easy to read HazMat Table with supplemental information; a special Subject Index; UN-NA Cross-Reference guide; many proprietary documents aiding shippers in all industries; and, much more. Our electronic versions are further enhanced with additional resources, extensively linked to the specific referenced information, as well as decades of Interpretations and DOT Dockets.


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Books Supplements e-Versions Past Issues
(Complete book updated
and issued quarterly)
(Initial complete book followed by quarterly
updated supplements)
PDF format
(Compatible: Windows, Apple, Unix)
(electronic only)
Product Code BE114 BE114S BE114TB
BE155 BE156 BE118DL BE118WEB Download
Annual Subscription Items are updated
and ship quarterly
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Price $255 $75 $25 $195 $195 $225 $235 $25
Quarterly Current issue only
(supplies limited)
Recent issuesB
(supplies limited)
Quarterly Quarterly


Quarterly Available
back to 1996
Format Bound soft cover Bound soft cover Bound soft cover Bound soft cover Loose Leaf for 3 ring binder Download URL Download
Number of pages ~960 ~960 ~960 Initial Book ~960, Supplements Vary Initial Book ~960, Supplements Vary NA NA NA
Regulations Covered US US US US US US & CA US & CA US & CA Available
US Regulations: 49 CFR Parts 100-185 (PHMSA: 105-107, 109, 110, 130, 171-180), 209 (FRA), 397 (FMCSA) and 1500, 1570, 1572, 1580 & 1584 (TSA)
Canadian Regulations: Canada's Complete
Dangerous Goods Regulations
Detailed List of Regulatory
Changes Page
(US Only)
(US Only)

(US Only)
Highlighted Word for
Word changes within Regulatory text
(US Only)
(US Only)

(US Only)
Hazardous Material
Users Charts
Enhanced HazMat
(fully linked)
(fully linked)

(fully linked)
Clear Language Introductions to each part/subpart            
(US Only)
(US Only)

(US Only)
UN NA Cross
(fully linked)
(fully linked)

(fully linked)
Subject index with hard to find references            
(fully linked)
(fully linked)

(fully linked)
Railroad Restrictions for Hazardous Materials Transportation                
Intermodal Restrictions for Hazardous Materials                


(fully linked)

(fully linked)
Additional Railroad
and Common Carrier resources
DOT Dockets                
DOT Formal & Informal Interpretations                
Size 8.5" x 11" x 2" 8.5" x 11" x 2" 8.5" x 11" x 2" 8.5" x 11" x 2" 8.5" x 11" x 2" NA NA NA
Weight 6 lbs 6 lbs 6 lbs 6 lbs initial book, supplements vary 6 lbs initial book, supplements vary NA NA NA