Category: HazMat Transportation

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HazMat Packages: When Is Secure Really Secure?

The top hazardous materials (hazmat) transportation violation uncovered by Department of Transportation (DOT) roadside inspectors since 2013 is unsecured packages in vehicles, accounting for nearly 10% of hazmat violations. You may think your hazmat package is secure in the vehicle, but the important question is whether the DOT roadside inspector thinks so. We’ll take a […]

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State and Local HazMat Violations—An Emerging Concern

Unsecured packages remained the top violation of hazardous materials (hazmat) regulations uncovered by U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) roadside inspections. What other violations made the top 10 list? Let’s take a look and help you avoid DOT’s hazmat hit list.

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Where HazMat Roadside Inspectors Look

Both shippers and carriers of hazardous materials (hazmat) in transportation send the vehicles and drivers off, confident in the arrival of the hazmat to its final destination without incident. However, your driver may be pulled over by a roadside inspector who may uncover any number of hazmat violations. What are these roadside inspectors looking for, […]

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How to Use the Hazmat Segregation Table

You can’t just load a truck and send it off down the highway without knowing the nature of the hazardous materials (hazmats) that will be transported together. You need to confirm that the hazmats you’re loading on a motor vehicle, transporting by highway, or storing are compatible.

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USDOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Placards on rear of a Fuel Tanker

Using the Segregation Table for Transportation by Highway

Hazardous materials regulations under the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) provide the segregation or separation of certain hazardous materials when being shipped by the various modes of transportation. Yesterday we reviewed what your employees need to know about segregation when loading vehicles for transportation on public highways. Today we will look at some examples […]

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Segregating Hazmat for Transportation by Highway

Hazardous materials regulations under the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) provide the segregation or separation of certain hazardous materials when being shipped by the various modes of transportation. Today we will review what your employees need to know about segregation when loading vehicles for transportation on public highways.

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More Shipping Paper Clarifications

Under the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) regulations no one may ship a hazardous material or carry a hazardous material in transportation without a shipping paper. This seems pretty clear, but shipping paper violations continue to rank high on the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) list of hazmat violations uncovered during roadside inspections. Yesterday […]

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Are Your Hazmat Shipping Papers Up to Snuff?

Under the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) regulations, no one may ship a hazardous material or carry a hazardous material in transportation without a shipping paper. Seems pretty clear, but shipping paper violations continue to rank high on the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) list of hazmat violations uncovered during roadside inspections. To clear […]

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Between RCRA and a Hard Place: Operating Under Conflicting Regulations

Do federal hazardous materials transportation regulations outweigh how a state interprets and enforces hazardous waste regulations? In times when the federal government bends toward extreme leniency or extreme enforcement, cases such as one currently playing out in Oregon could have ramifications for environment, health, and safety managers (EHS) nationwide.

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