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DG Digest: USPS to require triple packaging for most liquids

DG Digest: USPS to require triple packaging for most liquids

The St. Patrick’s Day holiday found regulatory activity at moderate pace.  Perhaps the biggest news?  The US Post Office released its long awaited updated to the rules for shipping liquid sin the mail.  See that, and all the latest news, right here:  PHMSA The agency published three sets of special permit actions.  As is typically

DG Digest: PHMSA issues new special permits and Transport Canada proposes new fee program for packaging stakeholders

The last week found a few places around our country seeing their first snowfall of the season—mostly just dustings, but a reminder that we all need to prepare for the change that is coming.  Be sure your workplace safety plan is ready to protect your employees if snowy and icy walks, lots, and driveways are

DG Digest: while U.S. DOT prepares for a future with autonomous vehicles, FMCSA announces listening sessions for ‘hours of service’

The first week of October found things a little slower than the end of September was, what with all the significant change documents and other items of interest that came out last month.  Still, the cooler weather continues to bring “news you can use.”  Here it is: PHMSA The agency announced that on Tuesday, November

DG Digest: In a busy week for the agency, PHMSA pre-empts California’s new rule governing driver rest break periods

  PHMSA Interested in providing the agency with feedback on its service provision to the DG industry here in the U.S.?  Now’s your chance!  PHMSA has announced an information collection aimed at prompting just such data submissions from its clients—that’s us!  If you’ve been waiting to have your say and want to participate, here’s your

DG Digest: Multiple updates from FMCSA, including a new “Hazardous Materials Route Registry.”

The middle of August finds much of the nation blanketed in smoke from western wildfires. If your business is located in an area where this is an issue, be sure to take steps to protect your employees from breathing problems. Many people who are fine on average weather days struggle in poor quality air. If

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DG Digest: IMO proposes changes to next IMDG Code

The last full week of the short month of the year found a variety of actions taking place, with announcements from Canada regarding registering shippers who handle dangerous goods and the IMO releasing information about significant changes to the upcoming version of the IMDG Code taking center stage.  Here’s the latest: Transport Canada The agency

DG Digest: FRA establishes Emergency Relief Docket for year, and the Coast Guard announces next chem transport committee meeting

The Mid-February winter doldrums are here—we’re all ready for spring, but it still feels distant.  Hopefully the crocuses will soon be peeking out, and a new cycle will return us to sunshine and the new green.  The week saw a slight uptick in regulatory activity; here’s the latest: FRA The agency established its annual Emergency

DG Digest: PHMSA reinstates the definition of ‘specification package’

The Groundhog saw his shadow last week, so it looks like we’re in for more winter.  Big surprise!  However, at least it means we’re finally sliding downhill towards the spring.  Things on the regulatory front in the US remain fairly quiet, but our Canadian friends are active, releasing a new round of proposals relating to

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