Monthly Archives: January 2010

New Labelling Requirements for Marine Pollutants and IBC's (Tote Tanks)

There are new labelling requirements coming out this year for marine pollutants to comply with international standards. There are also requirements for IBC’s to be labelled for stackability. Continue reading

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New Labelling Requirements for Marine Pollutants and IBC’s (Tote Tanks)

There are new labelling requirements coming out this year for marine pollutants to comply with international standards. There are also requirements for IBC’s to be labelled for stackability. Continue reading

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DOT Publishes new Regulations regarding phone numbers on shipping documents

In this final rule, PHMSA is amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations to clarify requirements governing emergency response information services provided by arrangement with hazardous materials offerors (shippers). In order to preserve the effectiveness of these arrangements for providing accurate and timely emergency response information, PHMSA is requiring basic identifying information (offeror name or contract number) to be included on shipping papers. This information will enable the emergency response information provider to identify the offeror on whose behalf it is accepting responsibility for providing emergency response information in the event of a hazardous materials incident and obtain additional information about the hazardous material as needed. Continue reading

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Are You Ready for CSA 2010?

The fine art of statistical analysis has finally caught up to the trucking industry.  The Federal Motor Carrier’s Safety Administration (FMCSA) is completely changing the way in which they monitor carriers for compliance. Under the current system SAFESTAT, a carrier’s … Continue reading

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Best Practise When Shipping Chemical Drums via Truck Transportation

Loading Drums on the Floor vs. on pallets, that is the question.

Many shippers load drums differently into trucks. Some have a policy of loading on the floor without pallets. Others, have a policy of loading on pallets. Here are the pros and cons of both approaches. Continue reading

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Welcome to the Chemical Transportation Blog

Introduction to the Chemical Transport Blog. Continue reading

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