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Which sites have the best hazmat information for eCommerce shippers?

Which sites have the best hazmat information for eCommerce shippers?

During the recent Dangerous Goods Symposium, U.S. Postal Inspection Service Hazardous Materials Program Specialist Vinny Desiderio described the ongoing challenges USPS has with eCommerce shippers who don’t know (or act as if they don’t know) they’re shipping hazmat. Some of them—purveyors of ammunition, smoke grenades and chemicals such as calcium carbide—almost certainly know better. The

What if Dangerous Goods regulatory publications were made into movies?

Why aren’t people more excited about the release of new Dangerous Goods regulatory publications? Sure, they’re long and intimidating, but that didn’t stop the Game of Thrones series from becoming best-sellers. And no, they’re not very entertaining, but they are completely essential for their role in keeping hazmat shipments safe and compliant. Every organization in

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

How to grow your hazmat shipping operation during a labor shortage

There’s a new crisis adding to the list of challenges frustrating supply chain organizations during the worst public health crisis in generations—a labor shortage. In the U.S., manufacturers are desperate to fill hundreds of thousands of jobs, and finding the right talent to fill those jobs is 36% harder than it was in 2018. For

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

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