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The FRA continues to focus on Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation with a new push to speed progress as well as the release of more grant funding.  A BNSF train speeds along main line track that will be part of the PTC network near Puyallup, Washington beneath Mount Rainier.  Image © 8/2016 by Nikki Burgess; all rights reserved.

DG Digest: Chemical Safety Board Issues Alert, EPA Settles with Harley-Davidson, and FAA OK’s Special Conditions for the Boeing 737-8

Ready for another week?  Although August can be a slow month in the regulatory world as much of Washington, DC takes time to avoid the sticky heat and humidity in the nation’s capitol, this week was nevertheless quite busy.  Here’s all the latest and greatest: Chemical Safety The US Chemical Safety Board has issued a

Lithium battery enforcement: We need a level playing field before new restrictions

Lithium battery enforcement: A level playing field will boost safety immediately

Bob Richard and Neil McCulloch co-contributed to this article.  Monday’s press release from IATA, highlighting the problems and implications of non-enforcement of existing lithium battery shipping regulations, is both salutary and discouraging. Salutary, because we’ve long been on record as saying that comprehensive enforcement of existing regulations would have a larger impact on safety than enacting new regulations. Many

Bob Richard

New Dangerous Goods consultants video: No such thing as a typical day

Working with Dangerous Goods means interpreting thousands of pages of regulations from more than twenty national and international agencies. No wonder our consulting team is so popular. Watch our latest video to meet three of our consultants. “I don’t think the word ’typical’ exists in the DG world,” says Senior Consultant Alicia Saenz. “I deal

Changes to 58th Edition of the IATA DGR – A Synopsis

In late July, the International Aviation Transport Association (IATA) released a summary document in reference to the changes that will appear in the 58th edition of their Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA DGR). This edition will become effective on January 1st, 2017.  While many changes are of a minor or administrative nature, a number of significant

Shouldn’t you have a Lithium Battery Advisor for everyday life?

Shouldn’t you have a Lithium Battery Advisor for everyday life?

Lithium battery shipping is complex and challenging, but Labelmaster’s Lithium Battery Advisor software makes it simple and stress-free. Wouldn’t it be great if you had a Lithium Battery Advisor for all your everyday challenges? Seriously. Think about how quickly lithium battery regulations have changed. Many shipments that not long ago required no special handling at

Jerry Can

9 things you might not know about jerricans and pails

  Maybe you’re one of the hundreds of people who buy our jerricans and pails. After all, they’re indispensable for all kinds of liquid transport and storage purposes. But for all the times you’ve filled, emptied, shipped and stored jerricans and pails, we bet you’ve never stopped to ponder them. Well, we have, and we’ve

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