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DG Digest Quiz

How current are you on hazmat regulations? Take the 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!

What every hazmat shipper should know about tagboard hazmat placards

Lightweight, durable tagboard hazmat placards keep Dangerous Goods shipments compliant at a fraction of the cost of permanent vinyl placards. With Labelmaster’s huge selection of tagboard placards now sharply discounted (for a limited time only), we’ve been getting lots of good questions about them. (Also some weird ones, but we’re used to that.) Here are

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

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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

Beyond autonomous—trucking technology that actually helps drivers

According to a recent Business Insider article, no fewer than nine companies are vying to put autonomous trucks on the road. From giants like Uber, Google and Daimler to startups like Peloton, Embark and Starsky Robotics, it seems like all the new trucking technology is dedicated to taking the wheels out of drivers’ hands. Not

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

The Hazmat Fathers’ Day Gift Guide—personalize like a DG pro

With Fathers’ Day coming up, we at Labelmaster feel it’s time to address something many fathers secretly dread—adorable, personalized gifts. A coffee mug or a silly tie might provoke a smile, but if you’re going to personalize anything, make it a hazmat resource that makes a hazmat dad’s job easier! Our Personalized Products page offers

Geoff Leach on hazmat training, compliance and the Dangerous Goods Symposium

Longtime Dangerous Goods veteran Geoff Leach will participate in the Technology & Training workshop during the 12th annual Dangerous Goods Symposium, September 6–8, 2017, in Chicago. “I get very cross when people say Dangerous Goods is dull,” says Geoff Leach, founder and director of The Dangerous Goods Office, Ltd. “How can any subject be dull

Will Uber Freight (and other startups) deliver hazmat more efficiently?

Last week, Uber made headlines by officially launching Uber Freight, a move that had been foreshadowed for months. Uber Freight joins a host of startups who, over the last few years, have set out to do for freight hauling what Uber did for passenger hauling. Is this development good for the trucking industry in general,

Take the first-ever global Dangerous Goods compliance survey

Labelmaster and Hazardous Cargo Bulletin (HCB) partner to create the Dangerous Goods Confidence Outlook Should hazmat enforcement be more severe, or less restrictive? How important is Dangerous Goods compliance to your company? And which of the world’s regions is leading the way in DG compliance? Here’s your chance to share your opinion with the entire

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