Cargo Decoder

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 and see details from Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG).  Guidebooks for 2020, 2016, and 2012 are available within the app.

Cargo Decoder is my way to give back to the first responders who are always there for us. Cargo Decoder uses no network bandwidth so information will always be available even if the cell network is not.  

If you have any questions regarding Cargo Decoder, contact us at

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us.  That is why Cargo Decoder does not gather, collect, or retain any information of any kind about you. 

If you send us email with a question or comment, we do archive that email. Email that you send us will never be shared with a third party. If you would like us to delete email from you including responses we have sent to you from our email archive, notify us at and we will do so.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time so you are encouraged to check this page.  Your continued use of Cargo Decoder after changes to this policy constitute acceptance of such changes.