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About this app

Cargo Decoder is your guide to what is in the truck or tanker next to you on the highway. Enter the 4 digit number from the DOT placard to learn about a material. See details from either the 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG2016), the 2012 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG2012), or the 2008 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG2008)

Powerful search capabilities will help you quickly find information by matching just part of the UN/NA number or material name. Cargo Decoder also supports Voice Search to make searches even faster.

Protective distance information, toxic inhalation hazards, and ERG2016 reference pages are just a touch away for emergency responders and HazMat personnel. A simple swipe quickly moves you to the information you need.

Cargo Decoder is my way to give back to the first responders who are always there for us. Cargo Decoder for Android will always be free and will never contain ads. Cargo Decoder uses no network bandwidth so information will always be available even if the cell network is not.

Cargo Decoder runs on just about every device running Android version 2.2 and later.

Cargo Decoder now supports sharing of material details. Select a material and touch the Share icon. Create a notebook of materials found using Evernote (Evernote can add GPS information too). Share information to others via email or text messaging. Configure the information about the material you want to share in Settings. Important: Sharing with Facebook does not work even though Facebook adds itself to the sharing list. Facebook says the behavior is "by design"(https://developers.facebook.com/bugs/332619626816423)

If you like Cargo Decoder, please consider supporting it by purchasing the Cargo Decoder Plus Upgrade Key. Installing the Cargo Decoder Plus Upgrade Key unlocks special features added to say “Thank you!” to our supporters.

Cargo Decoder Plus features include:
* A unique view of all materials that correspond to a Guide page. This view will be useful if you see a placard or Guide number and want to know what material it might be.
* Access to ERG2016, ERG2012, and ERG2008 reference pages.

Users who are not yet supporters can also use Plus features but will be periodically asked to consider become a Cargo Decoder supporter.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The 2016 Guidebook is only available in English and Spanish. Cargo Decoder will be updated to add the French 2016 Guidebook as soon as possible.
Updated on
Dec 21, 2019

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4.6
3.79K reviews
jack owen
August 2, 2022
I uninstalled this app after about 5 years of it being on my phone. The app works great but the ERG 2016 this app operates with is very outdated. I was unable to find an update opportunity.
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A Google user
March 3, 2020
I like this so much better than the app for the ERG Guide!! Much more concise, able to access all specific info w/o having to jump from one "coded" thing to another!
13 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
August 24, 2019
Amazing app with many uses! The license agreement was as good as it could get, thank you so much for making this useful and informative app.
26 people found this review helpful
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What's new

Added Spanish ERG 2016 and fixed Spanish toxic gas reporting. French will be available soon.