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DG Digest: Canada Releases New Guide for Incidents Involving Flammable Liquids by Rail

DG Digest: Canada Releases New Guide for Incidents Involving Flammable Liquids by Rail

The second week of the year finds us all bearing down to get through the winter grind—be sure to do it safely.  Cold and snow are not only inconvenient but can be potentially dangerous if we don’t keep proper precautions in mind!  It was a relatively quiet week in the regulatory world, with a new

DG Digest: IATA to Explore New Limits on Some Lithium Battery Shipments and the FBI Issues IRC under The Bioterrorism Act

As busy holiday preparations overtake most of the country—have you finished YOUR shopping?—the regulatory scene remains relatively quiet in terms of “heavy hitters,” although quite a few items of interest certainly did pop up this week.  Perhaps the recently concluded UN meetings in Geneva will lead to increased action in the new year—if so, we’ll

9 reasons you’re going to love complying with FMCSA’s ELD mandate

The deadline for U.S. truck operators to replace paper logs with electronic logging devices (ELDs) is just a few weeks away. While many operators have already switched, others’ attitudes toward making the transition might best be described as “kicking and screaming.” We get it. Change is hard, and complying with yet another federal mandate can

DG Digest: U.S. DOT Opens Comments on Draft Strategic Plans through 2022

If you are reading this on the regular distribution, then it’s Halloween Day.  Happy Halloween!  The Labelmaster family hopes that everyone enjoys the holiday safely.  This is a two week digest to cover last week’s “skip,” however, activity remains quite low and as such, we have a fairly minimal report for you.  Here’s what was

DG Digest: PHMSA Issues Emergency Waivers for Hurricane-stricken Areas

Fall is here, and with it the cool weather and fast approaching holidays we all enjoy so much.  Hopefully your season is filled with pleasant plans and lots to do!  Regulatory activity remains fairly minimal, although some action related to the recent catastrophic hurricanes has occurred.  Let’s take a look at the latest updates: PHMSA

Labelmaster salutes “Haul Stars” for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Labelmaster is celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week by visiting a few of our customers in the area to share coffee, breakfast and our exclusive “Haul Stars” t-shirts. It’s the least we can do to show our appreciation for the folks who transport 94 percent of all hazmat shipped in the U.S. That’s 1.3 million

DG Digest: FMCSA Clarifies SDLAs and PHMSA Announces Special Permit Applications

Believe it or not, it’s already the calendrical Midsummer’s Day—the night of which, if you are a devotee of the works of William Shakespeare, when the woods, meadows, and forest fields are at their most magical, filled with sprites and faeries ready to set we mere mortals on paths of bold adventure—if you dare to

DG Digest: PHMSA Seeks Input for U.N. Geneva Meeting and USPS Revises Lithium Battery Rules

The end of July finds the Federal Register having roared back to life after a period of relative quiet; most of the action revolves around information requests versus rulemaking, but still, given how slow things have been in the US regulatory world, the activity is significant.  See all the action below. PHMSA The nation’s DG

DG Digest: PHMSA’s pre-emption of New York’s levy on hazmat may set precedent

The approach of mid-July finds summer getting in to full swing; remember to pay attention to managing heat related issues in your workplace, and remind everyone to watch out on the road—many more pedestrians, especially children, are “out and about” in the long dusk of the summer.  Safety first!  Here’s this week’s regulatory action: PHMSA

DG Digest: New York State Proposes Skirting Lax Federal Environmental Policy

PHMSA/OSHA June rolls the summer in with continuing low levels of US regulatory activity; perhaps the biggest news is the preparations under way for the big July UNECE meeting over in Geneva, Switzerland.  Will new international proposals impact the regulatory outlook here?  We’ll keep an eye on it for you!  Meanwhile, here is this week’s

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