New communication and information processing technology is significantly changing the world of logistics and transportation. A new program established by the U.S. Department of Transportation, known as the Intelligent Vehicle-Highway System (IVHS) Program, seeks to apply this technology to transportation in an organized fashion. The goal is to improve the efficiency and safety of the highway system. Many of the new technologies have the potential to allow the automation of the hazard communication process during hazardous material transportaiton. This paper identifies and discusses some of the potential applications of IVHS technology to the hazardous material transportation environment.