Category Archives: Chemical Transportation

How a Little Bit of Diligence in Carrier Selection Can Avoid Some Serious Problems.

In the event of a chemical spill, an accident, a cargo claim, or cargo theft, everyone goes looking for someone to blame. Don’t let that person be you. Make sure you have a tight policy on carrier selection and qualification and make sure you have clearly defined who can approve new transportation providers Continue reading

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What You Need to do Because FMCSA Ended BMC-32 Cargo Insurance Requirements for Carriers

On March 21, the FMCSA eliminated the mandatory BMC-32 cargo insurance covering for-hire motor carriers and freight forwarders that do not transport household goods. The BMC-32, written during the tenure of the defunct Interstate Commerce Commission, was a hedge against … Continue reading

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Bulletin: CSA 2010 Now Live On-Line

As of December 13, 2010 the CSA 2010 data is on line at: http://ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/sms/ If you’re a chemical shipper, or any shipper for that matter, hazardous or not, you should be looking at the new data to evaluate your hazmat … Continue reading

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Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Chemical transportation and shipping hazmat with hazmat carriers can be confusing and difficult. This is a very brief overview of some of the common questions that chemical transportation shippers have when shipping with a hazmat carrier. I just ship HAZMAT … Continue reading

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A year in Review: Chemical Transportation

The topic of this article in my Chemical Transportation Blog is a review of chemical transportation in 2010 and any and all highlights involving chemical transportation in 2010. I’ve also included links to the specific articles in my Chemical Transportation … Continue reading

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Safety Horror Story Stems from Poorly Loaded Flatbed

This article is going to read like the “Darwin Awards”. For those unfamiliar, the Darwin Awards “go to those who’s less-than-stellar plans that “seemed like a good idea at the time” commemorate the improvement of the human species by honoring … Continue reading

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5 Scary But True Things About Heat Season

  November 1st is generally the time of year that most chemical transportation shippers start to require heat on liquid chemical shipments. In light of it coinciding with Halloween, I thought I’d share “5 Scary but true” things about Heat … Continue reading

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Evaluating the Safety of Your Chemical and Hazmat Carriers

Carrier selection is often one of the most difficult tasks for a logistics manager. There is a constant battle not only between cost and quality, but also, safety. The purpose of this article is to offer some advice and guidance … Continue reading

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How to Calculate Carbon Footprint of Trucks and Shipments

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The Easiest Way to Ship Between Canada and the United States

If you are shipping to Canada or shipping between Canada and the United States, it can be confusing and time consuming. You have to prepare the right paperwork have a customs broker set up and then make sure you select a carrier who is experienced in crossing the border. A transportation broker can make that simple for you. Continue reading

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