Confused? It’s not surprising considering that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has revised its hazardous material regulations (HMRs) for shipping lithium cells and batteries several times over the past 2 years. The DOT has added Proper Shipping Names and Identification Numbers to the Hazardous Materials Table (HMT) and revised packaging, including labeling, requirements for lithium cells and batteries.
The idea behind these revisions is to harmonize the HMRs with recent changes to international standards for transporting hazardous materials. So are you up to date on changes to the lithium battery shipping standards? A review of the following will help give you a better handle on how to ship lithium batteries in compliance with the changes that are now all in effect.