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Top Android App: Cargo Decoder

Top Android App: Cargo Decoder

Cargo Decoder will let you identify what is being transported in any vehicle (e.g. truck, tanker, rail car, etc.) that displays the recognizable 4-colored, diamond-shaped placard with a 4 digit number.

  • Version: 1.9
  • Size: 1.72MB
  • Category: Reference
  • Price: Free

Quickly and easily enter the 4 digit number to see information from the Emergency Response Guidebook.  The ERG2008 was created through the joint effort of the US Department of Transportation, Transport Canada, and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation of Mexico.

This reference app is ideal if you need to know anything and everything about a potentially hazardous material.  If you’re a truck driver, paramedic, firefighter, or work in transportation, you’ll surely benefit from having this information in a mobile format.

Details for each material include potential health, fire, or explosion hazards as well as public safety protocols for proper protective clothing and evacuation/first aid.


  • An essential reference for first responders
  • Search by UN/NA code or material name
  • Faster than pulling out a Haz Mat guide

Areas for improvement:

  • Additional placards
  • Enhanced organization of placard images

Conclusion: A safety reference app built for speed and reliability, whether used in an emergency response situation or for curiosity’s sake.

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