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A few everyday hazmat items you might find at your local July 4th celebration

Explosives aren’t the only e-commerce hazmat you might ship for July 4th

Explosives aren’t the only e-commerce hazmat you might ship for July 4th

July 4th is the day we celebrate being American, and what’s more American than getting what you want, when you want it? E-commerce delivers on that dream for millions of Americans every day, and that can be a beautiful thing. It can also be a dangerous thing, because many e-commerce shippers still don’t realize when

DG Symposium preview: IATA’s Nicolas Carlone on automation and virtual reality

Nicolas Carlone, Assistant Director of DGR and Cargo Publications at IATA, will speak on Dangerous Goods acceptance automation—and give a live demo of IATA’s new virtual reality training tool—at the 14th annual Dangerous Goods Symposium, September 4–6, 2019, in Chicago. During last year’s Dangerous Goods Symposium, we wrote, “Sometime in the not-too-distant future, someone will

DG Digest: USPS testing use of smaller Limited and Excepted Quantity labels

The end of June finds the nation’s schoolchildren mostly finishing their tenures for the year; that means a lot more potential danger on the roads for drivers and equipment operators. If your company operates on the roads, make sure your employees are aware of the increased risk. Here’s the period’s regulatory news: FMCSA The agency published

Labelmaster Supply Chain Moves

Supply Chain Moves: Week of June 24, 2019

Week of June 24, 2019 Linking technology news with Dangerous Goods compliance Purchasing solutions primarily (or solely) based on price puts your organization at risk, especially dangerous good companies. After all, not all solutions – from software to batteries and packaging – are created equality. To help companies keep a pulse on technology trends impacting

5 questions you should ask about lithium battery packaging testing

When it comes to shipping lithium batteries compliantly, labels and marks grab all the headlines, but the real story is in packaging. After all, while labels and marks are critical for proper identification of a package’s contents, the package itself is what keeps those contents from causing damage. In the case of lithium batteries and

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Supply Chain Moves: Week of June 17, 2019

Week of June 17, 2019 Linking technology news with Dangerous Goods compliance Companies today are investing heavily in technology. But how those investment decisions are made can vary based on cost, ROI and more. Organizations shipping dangerous goods need to make compliance and risk mitigation key considerations. To help companies keep a pulse on technology

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Supply Chain Moves: Week of June 10, 2019

Week of June 10, 2019 Linking technology news with Dangerous Goods compliance The growth of e-commerce has led to more dangerous goods being shipped – both by large enterprises and individuals – making compliance more challenging and important than ever. To help companies keep a pulse on technology trends impacting business and the movement of

5 situations where you might need “extreme” hazmat labels and placards

Say you ship drums of UN 1263 paint every single day. You know the applicable regulations for shipping 1263 like you know your kids’ middle names. You could wallpaper your entire facility with the shipper’s declarations for 1263 you’ve printed over the years. Your phone passcode is 1263. You’re as likely to ship UN 1263

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Supply Chain Moves: Week of June 3, 2019

Week of June 3, 2019 Linking technology news with Dangerous Goods compliance Advancements in technology are enabling a more digital supply chain – helping dangerous goods companies improve performance, enhance customer service, lower operating costs and mitigate risk. To help companies keep a pulse on technology trends impacting business and the movement of dangerous goods

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