Category: Transportation

DOT: Traffic Deaths Are on the Rise

Preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) shows a 7.7 percent increase in motor vehicle traffic deaths in 2015, the last year studied. Get details here and take steps to make sure you’re not contributing to the increase.

Are You Up to Date on the Requirements for Shipping Lithium Batteries?

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 […]

Are You Subject to the Hazmat Reverse Logistics Rule?

Are you a retailer, or are you associated with a retailer, that needs to return retail products (that happen to be hazardous materials) to a manufacturer, supplier, or distribution facility? If the answer is no, read no further, but if the answer is yes, shippers of these “return-to-vendor” hazardous materials can now choose to comply […]

FMCSA Proposes New Safety Fitness Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a rulemaking proposal designed to enhance the Agency’s ability to identify noncompliant motor carriers. Find out what it entails.