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Could Santa pass a PHMSA inspection? A Dangerous Goods Christmas story.

Could Santa pass a PHMSA inspection? A Dangerous Goods Christmas story.

TIME: December 24, 2021, 21:33 AKST PLACE: PHMSA Inspection Station, Utqiagvik, Alaska The following conversation was recorded between a junior PHMSA inspector (INSP) and an unidentified aircraft operator (OPER). INSP:     Good evening! OPER:    Good evening! INSP:     I don’t see any identification on the exterior of your, um, aircraft here. What’s your port of origin?

New webinar: Can technology help you survive today’s supply chain?

In times like these, your shipping operation really can’t afford any stubborn inefficiencies. The capacity of the global supply chain is strained to its limits. Unpredictable disruptions happen every day. It’s never been harder to find qualified workers. And peak holiday shipping season is here, which makes all of the above even scarier. If your

2021 DG Symposium recap, part 3: Final thoughts and a secret message

The 2021 Dangerous Goods Symposium delivered everything a supply chain professional could want. 18 virtual sessions over two weeks addressed every significant Dangerous Goods regulatory update—domestic and international, via land, sea and air—along with deeper dives on training, e-commerce, anti-terrorism measures, C-suite priorities and, naturally, lithium battery transport. (Want to go back and watch a

2021 DG Symposium recap, part 2: 8 things we learned about lithium battery transport

To the surprise of absolutely no one, lithium batteries became a primary focus of the 2021 Dangerous Goods Symposium as it moved into its second week. Two key sessions focused exclusively on battery-related regulations and issues, and the topic came up in others as well. Here are the recordings of those two sessions, which you

2021 DG Symposium recap, part 1: From the C-suite to the loading dock

The 2021 Dangerous Goods Symposium got off to a rousing start this week, with four sessions covering everything from nuts-and-bolts regulatory updates to high-level ideas from leading executives on prioritizing DG compliance in a rapidly evolving supply chain. Here’s a quick recap of those sessions, with links to watch the recordings on demand. Further down,

Dangerous Goods at the speed of eCommerce: 2021 DG Symposium speaker Cathy Roberson

Cathy Roberson believes more of her clients should ask her about Dangerous Goods. And she’s right. Roberson runs Logistics Trends & Insights, LLC—a research and consulting company devoted to the global logistics market. Her research helps shippers cut through the noise to understand and address their most critical issues, yet many don’t even know how

2021 DG Symposium panelist Dave Crist on risk, reputation and leadership

Do your company’s leaders understand what you do? Are they aware of the unique challenges of the Dangerous Goods supply chain, and do they take compliance seriously enough to do more than is minimally required? Our recent Global Dangerous Goods Confidence Outlook revealed that: 31% of DG pros feel their company’s senior leaders are not

16 reasons you’ll want to attend the 2021 Dangerous Goods Symposium

We’re barely a month from the 2021 Dangerous Goods Symposium, and excitement is building for the most important hazmat supply chain event of the year. Since this will be the 16th annual Symposium, we’ve compiled a list of 16 reasons you should join us, starting September 13! What 2021 Symposium session do you think will

2021 DG Symposium speaker Richard Masters: What DG pros can learn from maritime incidents

Two maritime incidents in 2021 highlight a fact well-known to most Dangerous Goods professionals—that one relatively small lapse can trigger large scale negative consequences. At the 2021 Dangerous Goods Symposium, maritime Dangerous Goods veteran Richard Masters will discuss the Ever Given Suez Canal crash and the catastrophic fire aboard the X-Press Pearl. Other than these

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