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National Truck Drivers Appreciation Week

A “Haul Stars” playlist for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

A “Haul Stars” playlist for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

There are lots of great songs about trucking, but you won’t find any of them here. This is a playlist for people who drive for a living—an hour’s worth of songs, mostly about roads and highways, to help give your next drive a little more magic. Listen to the whole playlist on Spotify at bit.ly/labelmaster-ntdaw.

Dangerous Goods Symposium Day 3—Lithium Battery Day

Day 3 of the Dangerous Goods Symposium has, for the last few years, been known as “Lithium Battery Day.” It’s only a half day, but the always-vigorous discussion panel gives the 300 DG pros in attendance a full day’s worth of information to digest. We’ll get to highlights of today’s panel in a minute. But

Dangerous Goods Symposium Day 2—Dang Good Training

“We abbreviate’ hazardous materials’ to ‘hazmat,’” said Gene Sanders, kicking off Day 2 of the 2017 Dangerous Goods Symposium. “I say we shorten ‘Dangerous Goods training’ to ‘Dang Good training.’” Sanders, co-founder of W. E. Train Consulting, gave the 300 DG pros on hand an entertaining look at an assortment of horrific explosions, spills and

Dangerous Goods Symposium Day 1—Why aren’t DG pros more confident?

At 8 a.m. on a clear September day, Chicago’s historic Drake Hotel looks out over Lake Michigan waters still sparkling from the sunrise. But a different sort of outlook drew the focus of the Dangerous Goods professionals assembled for the 12th annual Dangerous Goods Symposium—a view that was far more serious. Day 1 of the

DG Symposium keynote speaker Adrian Gonzalez asks, “What business are you in?”

Adrian Gonzalez, driving force behind Talking Logistics and founder of Adelante SCM, will deliver the opening keynote address of the 12th annual Dangerous Goods Symposium, September 6–8, 2017, in Chicago. You might know Adrian Gonzalez as the host of Talking Logistics, the online video talk show and blog featuring thought leaders and newsmakers from throughout the

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

DG Digest Quiz

How current are you on hazmat regulations? Take the DG Digest quiz!

Every week, Labelmaster regulatory specialist Nikki Burgess compiles the DG Digest, recapping the week’s updates from regulatory bodies in the U.S. and around the world. It’s the most complete synopsis of hazmat-related information you’ll find anywhere. For answers to all your Dangerous Goods questions, find all the regulatory resources you need at labelmaster.com!

Dangerous Goods Symposium speaker Jeff Hart calls IMDG updates “an opportunity.”

  Former Chairman of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on Dangerous Goods Jeff Hart will speak about upcoming updates to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code during the 12th annual Dangerous Goods Symposium, September 6–8, 2017, in Chicago. Jeff Hart claims he was never “technically qualified” for work in Dangerous Goods, yet his 25-year career in

Iron Throne

Game of Thrones 2017 preview (Hazmat Transport edition)

Last year, we convincingly demonstrated that the hugely popular HBO series Game of Thrones is really about hazmat transport. To recap: Game of Thrones and the hazmat transport business are each based on an extremely long, frighteningly complex book series—A Song of Ice and Fire and the Codes of Federal Regulations, respectively. Flammable liquids (Hazard

Dangerous Goods Symposium speaker Ben Barrett: “GHS is still in its infancy.”

Hazmat consultant Ben Barrett will speak about GHS hazcom standards during the 12th annual Dangerous Goods Symposium, September 6–8, 2017, in Chicago. The UN Globally Harmonized System for hazard communications—better known as GHS—has been haltingly adopted by U.S. companies since its implementation in 2012. While the final deadline for implementation passed more than a year

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