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05/15/2017

June Hazmat Training: Cleveland, NY, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Cincinnati, Houston & Dallas

Join us for expert-led training to meet DOT, IATA, and IMDG training mandates in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Houston, Dallas, Pittsburgh, and Detroit in June 2017!  

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04/28/2017

Report: Train Car Hauling Lithium Batteries Explodes Near Houston

An intermodal container traveling by rail and reportedly carrying recycled lithium batteries caught fire and exploded outside of downtown Houston last week.  

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04/24/2017

PHMSA Revises DOT-39 Hazmat Cylinder Safety Alert

The US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has revised a safety advisory issued in December 2016 for hazmat shippers and users of DOT Specification 39 (DOT-39) cylinders. In the Federal Register on April 24, 2017, PHMSA clarified the following...   

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04/18/2017

PHMSA Raises Hazmat Civil Penalties

The US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration will raise civil penalties for 49 CFR hazmat violations, including failure to provide hazmat training for covered employees.

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04/18/2017

Give Your Carrier Load-able Hazmat Shipments

While preparing hazmat shipments and overpacks, understanding the 49 CFR requirements for segregating hazardous materials can save you from a rejected shipment.  

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04/10/2017

FAA Raises Hazmat Air Shipping Civil Penalties

For hazmat or dangerous goods air shippers, mistakes just got more expensive. FAA has raised hazmat civil penalties for shippers to adjust for inflation.

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04/10/2017

24,000 Defects Found on Crude Oil Rail Routes

The Associated Press reported last week that inspections of 58,000 miles of oil train routes across forty-four states turned up 24,000 “imperfections” in the rail freight network.

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04/03/2017

DOT Raises Hazmat Civil Penalties for Rail Shippers

The US DOT Federal Rail Administration (FRA) this week raised its civil penalties for violations of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) for rail shipments to adjust for inflation. In addition to raising the hazmat civil penalties, this Final Rule also raises penalties for non-hazmat related rail safety violations.

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03/27/2017

Next Week! Hazmat Training in Sacramento and Denver

To help you protect personnel and maintain full compliance with the new DOT, IATA, and IMDG shipping regulations for 2017, Lion will present nationally trusted hazmat/DG shipper training in Sacramento, Denver, and Kansas City next month. 

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03/21/2017

Building the Perfect Hazmat Basic Description

The shipping paper is one of the most important documents in the hazmat shipping process. Call it a bill of lading, declaration, IMO, Shipper’s Dec, manifest, or whatever you want it’s a certified written record of what is being shipped, the hazards present, how much is there, and where to go for more information.

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