hazmat

15 Items That Could Require Hazmat Shipping

April 13, 2017 Comments Off on 15 Items That Could Require Hazmat Shipping
The U.S. Department of Transportation classifies hazardous materials (hazmat) by their ability to pose an unreasonable risk to health, safety, and property during transportation through the supply chain. At press time, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHSMA) reported 2017 statistics with 4,390 in-transit hazmat incidents, causing $55,667,924 in damages. Each hazardous material belongs to one of the following classes: Class 1 Read More

Hazmat Compliance Basics for Shippers

April 6, 2017 Comments Off on Hazmat Compliance Basics for Shippers
The world of hazmat compliance is vast and complicated. There are many responsibilities placed on manufacturers, shippers and carriers – with some overlapping to ensure quality control. Hazmat safety is incredibly important; when a hazardous material is not packaged, marked and transported properly, everybody is at risk. The Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Motor Carrier Read More

National Transportation Safety Board 2017 Most Wanted List

December 15, 2016 Comments Off on National Transportation Safety Board 2017 Most Wanted List
Every two years, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) creates a list that represents its top ten priorities for the next two years. Designed to draw awareness and create support for the board’s most-needed changes to transportation safety, the Most Wanted List is a great starting point for understanding improvements that may be implemented in the Read More

21 Shipping Terms Every Business Should Know

December 7, 2016 2
“Your reefer tender may be subject to drayage, detention and lumper fees.” Say what? Ever found yourself needing a translation guide to understand the acronyms and industry jargon used in the commercial shipping industry? You are probably not alone. To cut through some of the confusion, browse the list below of common industry terms and definitions. Read More