Shipping hazardous materials doesn’t have to be a complicated, arduous task. However, it is essential to be informed about all of the rules and regulations set forth by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) so that your shipments are compliant.
If you’re unsure of the rules and regulations, it will be impossible to ensure compliance, so the first step when dealing with hazmat shipments is to learn about the regulations set forth by the U.S. DOT.
What Are U.S. DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations?
There are a variety of things that as a shipper, you are responsible for providing. These requirements include a proper shipping name, an identification number and hazard warning label, specialty packaging, employee training, and more. Identification of a hazardous material are typically considered the first step in shipping hazardous materials, and is often the most difficult part. There are different requirements for shipments sent by international air, international vessel, and shipments to and from Canada.read more