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What Materials is a Car Made From?

Everyone is familiar with how a major thoroughfare will close down after a fully-loaded tanker truck or semi-truck flips over.  It contents often are strewn across the expressway or highway necessitating detours for drivers.  But hand-in-hand with those detours is often the need to declare a hazmat situation.  “Hazmat”, as you know, is the common term to describe hazardous materials.  A fuel spill, followed by a nasty quick-starting fire, could close down a busy thoroughfare for hours, if not days.

But surprisingly, hazmat situations on the highway are not limited to fuel haulers or large trucks that have lost their load.  A violent crash of two passenger vehicles can just as easily cause a hazardous materials situation.