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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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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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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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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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