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06/08/2018

PHMSA Relaxes Position on Hazmat Package Closures and Tape

In May 2018, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a new interpretation of the 49 CFR hazmat rules to clarify the agency’s position on package closures. In the past, PHMSA has held that “changing the size (e.g., width) of tape from that specified in the packaging test report and closure notification constitutes a change in design.“  

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05/11/2018

How to Choose the Right Dangerous Goods Freight Forwarder

As a shipper, the responsibility for hazardous materials compliance ultimately rests with you. To protect your reputation and avoid hazmat penalties, you must carefully select all potential partners who may impact the safety of your shipments. That includes freight forwarders and cargo agents.   

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05/04/2018

4 Super Powers Every DG Pro Could Use

Marvel’s latest superhero epic, Avengers: Infinity War, was released recently to great fanfare. It got us thinking: What kind of superpowers would help a dangerous goods professional ensure compliance and become a Super Shipper? To us, DG pros are already heroes.  With a few extra powers, these professionals would be unstoppable!

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04/30/2018

PHMSA Announces Annual Hazmat R&D Forum

PHMSA and OHMS have announced DOT's annual public Research and Development Forum to be held in Washington, DC on May 16–17.

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04/20/2018

Are Hazmat Certifications Worth It?

Like professionals in many industries, dangerous goods pros can earn industry-specific certifications that demonstrate their expertise and commitment to hazardous materials safety. While these certifications are not required to ship, manage, or transport hazardous materials, many professionals earn and maintain them to display their expertise and improve their career prospects.   

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04/09/2018

FBI Offers New Reward in Search for ValuJet 592 Fugitive

In a release posted April 5, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of an aviation contractor allegedly involved in packaging oxygen generators for transport on ValuJet 592 on May 11, 1996 at Miami International Airport.

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04/03/2018

IATA to Relax Hazard Label Specs for DG Air Shippers

IATA has announced that the recently added 2 mm minimum size requirement for hazard label borders will be relaxed in the future.

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04/02/2018

Coast Guard Raises Penalties for Hazmat Vessel Shippers

The US Coast Guard today announced increased civil penalties for maritime violations, including hazardous substance and oil discharges and hazardous materials violations.  

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03/23/2018

IATA Launches DG AutoCheck to Verify the Hazmat Shipper’s Declaration

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently launched a new digital tool to help air carriers verify compliance with the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). Called DG AutoCheck, the new tool checks the Shipper’s Declaration and the packaging, markings, and labels against the latest edition of the DGR.   

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03/23/2018

Do Dangerous Goods Belong on Driverless Vehicles?

UPDATED 03/29/18 US DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has released a request for information, or RFI, related to the development of automated technologies for transporting hazardous materials by surface modes, i.e., highway and rail.  

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