Tag Archives: hazmat

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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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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What a 3PL Can do for YOU

A 3PL (Third Party Logistics Company) is a non-asset based company (doesn’t own trucks or equipment) that can help you

1. reduce costs,

2. reduce risk

3. save time and expense in the implementation of your logistics strategy.

Here’s how they do it…. Continue reading

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Security Plan Requirements for TDG Now Risk Based

Update on the new rules and clarifications for security plans under TDG. Rules are now risk based. Continue reading

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What are those 24-Hour Emergency Response Numbers?

CANUTEC and CHEMTREC 24-hour emergency response numbers defined. 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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