August Survey Results — DG Heroes

 

Thank you to those who participated in our August Survey on Dangerous Goods. Some of the questions were meant to spark a chuckle, some were more serious. You delivered way beyond our expectations! With that, we would like to share a few of the best and all the rest full results at bottom of post:

Question 1: If you had a DG-related Super Power, what would it be?

Our favorites:

The ability to ship
lithium
batteries
with
confidence.”

I’d be able to teleport
my packages to
final destination—
would that still count
as transportation
?”

 

Common themes:

  • X-ray Vision
  • Clairvoyance
  • ESP

Question 2: If DG Shipping had a theme song, what would it be?

Our favorites:

I know one I wouldn’t
want it to be:
‘Return to Sender’
by Elvis Presley
.”

Yakety Sax”
(The Benny Hill Show song).

Common themes:

  • Let it go
  • Mission Impossible
  • Rocky

Question 3: What was the first Dangerous Good you ever handled/shipped?

Our favorites:

1.1 C-4 explosive,
1.3
thermite and
1.4
blasting caps,
all
together on the
same
military aircraft.”

Undeclared!”

Common themes: 

  • Paint
  • Flammable Liquids
  • Dry Ice

Question 4:  What wisdom would you pass along to someone just starting out in DG shipping?

Our favorites:

RUN away as fast
as
you can!!!”

There are no
stupid
questions.”

Common themes:

  • Read (and re-read) the Regs
  • Double (triple) check everything
  • Ask, be patient, be careful!

Question 5:  If you could sum up DG shipping in one word, what would it be?

Our favorites:

Challengingtosaytheleast”

AWESOME!”

Common themes:

  • Complex
  • Confusing
  • Science/Scientific

Question 6: What’s the biggest misconception the general public has about DG shipping?

Our favorites: 

Anyone can do it...
all
it takes is a box,
a
label and
one
piece of paper.”

It’s not that important.”

Common themes:

  • Don’t worry, be happy
  • Anyone can do it
  • Lack of awareness

Question 7: What step is the DG industry taking to prevent the zombie apocalypse?

Our favorites:

Prevent it?
Hell

bring
it on!!!”

We are storing vast quantities of Class 8 corrosives that we will pour into the moats surrounding our offices to dissolve any attacking zombies.”

Common themes:

  • Huh, no idea…
  • Training
  • It’s too late, it’s already happened

Question 8: Who should be the next action hero in the upcoming movie Fast & Furious 8: Dangerous Goods!

Our favorites:

D.G.I. Joe”

Jesse Pinkman, yo!”

Common themes:

  • Bob Richard
  • Keith Richards (yes, Rolling Stones Keith Richards ‘cuz clearly he is immune to chemicals)
  • Me! (a few of these)

Question 9: Who should host the new Food Network Show: Dangerously Good?

Our favorites:

Emeril “Flammable” LaGASae on channel 2.1″

Bob Richard.”

Common themes:

  • Emeril
  • Rhonda Jessop
  • Gordon Ramsey

Thanks again for your responses. Here is a PDF of all the polling data we received. Enjoy!

Your friends at Labelmaster

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