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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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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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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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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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