Shipper — Best Practices
A Hazardous Material (HazMat) is a substance or material that poses a risk to health, safety or property when transported in commerce. The U.S. government designates materials as hazardous under the federal Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (HMTA). This includes hazardous substances, hazardous wastes, marine pollutants and elevated temperature materials.
In 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 3 billion tons of hazardous materials are shipped nationwide each year. Most of these materials are shipped by truck. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation is responsible for regulating the safe transportation of HazMat. Special training is required by law for anyone who transports HazMat.
A lot goes into the transportation of hazardous materials, which amplifies the importance of working with a carrier that understands what it takes to deliver your HazMat safely. The safest shippers and carriers alike understand:
Use equipment packed with risk-reducing details
Ensure drivers are properly trained on how to handle HazMat freight
Instill a process designed around safety
Install tech that can provide smarter and safer actions
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s HazMat regulations, if you ship products, it is your responsibility to know whether those products are HazMat and to communicate their hazards appropriately. A proven bulk carrier will help you safely handle the transportation of hazardous materials.
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