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DG Symposium speaker Brian Beetz gets shippers’ toughest questions

DG Symposium speaker Brian Beetz gets shippers’ toughest questions

Brian Beetz, Labelmaster’s Manager of Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Responsibility, will speak about recent updates to the 49 CFR during the 12th annual Dangerous Goods Symposium, September 6–8, 2017, in Chicago. Brian Beetz fulfills a role for Labelmaster that Labelmaster fulfills for its thousands of customers—making sure our products are compliant with the latest regulations and

What every hazmat shipper should know about tagboard hazmat placards

Lightweight, durable tagboard hazmat placards keep Dangerous Goods shipments compliant at a fraction of the cost of permanent vinyl placards. With Labelmaster’s huge selection of tagboard placards now sharply discounted (for a limited time only), we’ve been getting lots of good questions about them. (Also some weird ones, but we’re used to that.) Here are

Beyond autonomous—trucking technology that actually helps drivers

According to a recent Business Insider article, no fewer than nine companies are vying to put autonomous trucks on the road. From giants like Uber, Google and Daimler to startups like Peloton, Embark and Starsky Robotics, it seems like all the new trucking technology is dedicated to taking the wheels out of drivers’ hands. Not

Take the first-ever global Dangerous Goods compliance survey

Labelmaster and Hazardous Cargo Bulletin (HCB) partner to create the Dangerous Goods Confidence Outlook Should hazmat enforcement be more severe, or less restrictive? How important is Dangerous Goods compliance to your company? And which of the world’s regions is leading the way in DG compliance? Here’s your chance to share your opinion with the entire

Dangerous Goods Report | Vol. 8

Dangerous Goods Report | Vol. 8

Summary: DG Training Online—Compliance with Convenience. Dangerous Goods trainers embrace interactive online training as a stress-reducing solution. Integrated DG Software = Streamlined Compliance. Why more of today’s hazmat shippers are integrating DG software with their ERPs. State of the Ion. A snapshot of current lithium battery shipping regulations, and the packaging breakthrough that may make battery shipping less

DG Digest: OSHA Collection Request for Info on Construction Fall Protection and Delay in New STB Metric

And the freeze goes on.  The United States continues to labor under the regulatory freeze imposed by the new administration.  No specific end dates have yet been set for the action.  One hopeful rumor (and it is at this point only rumor) is that the new Transportation Secretary, the Honorable Ms. Elaine Chao, may soon

Rated DG: What if famous horror movies were about Dangerous Goods?

When you’re obsessed with Dangerous Goods compliance, you start to see hazmat-related themes everywhere. Here at Labelmaster, we scrutinize TV shows for correct hazmat labeling. We watch major football games through a hazmat-tinted lens. We even halfway believe Game of Thrones is actually about hazmat. Clearly, we are not normal people. And most scary movies

Dangerous Goods Report Vol. 7

Dangerous Goods Report | Vol. 7

Summary: HM-215: Are you ready for the border patrol? If you ship Dangerous Goods, don’t let new border measurement regulations for labels and placards catch you unprepared. Ship damaged batteries in a fiberboard box? Yes, you can! Just in time for the largest cell phone recall ever—new Special Permit Packaging makes reverse logistics easier and

Competency Based Training — The Path to DG Workforce Performance

At the recent Labelmaster Dangerous Goods Symposium (DGS) ,  Teun Muller, the Panel member nominated by The Netherlands to the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel provided an enlightening presentation on Competency Based Training. He noted that the goal of competency-based training and assessment is to produce a competent workforce by providing focused training directly related to

Hazmat tax? California’s new levy on local rail carriers draws ire (and lawsuits)

Ever since the Lac Megantic derailment disaster in 2013, North American rail carriers have been engaged in a running administrative battle with assorted local municipalities that have tried, so far without success, to impose local taxes or fees on the carriage of dangerous goods over the railroads that pass through their communities. This is an

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