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The Process for Mailing Refrigerated and Frozen Food

October 7, 2021

Mailing perishable food isn’t as simple as putting it into a box and showing up at the post office. It’s worthwhile to consider exactly how you plan on mailing food from one location to another, whether you’re in the business or just need some help for a one-time shipment. Here are our top tips for mailing food so it arrives on the recipient’s doorstep or business in excellent condition. How to pack refrigerated and frozen food Your average cardboard box won’t be enough to keep frozen or refrigerated food cold. Instead, look for a cold shipping box from a store... View Article

The Benefits of Using a Transportation Management Provider

August 13, 2021

With the economy becoming more global, it’s now more important than ever to ship and receive products efficiently—and the rise of technology has made this process more streamlined than ever before. If your company is still using spreadsheets and fallible human knowledge to optimize your transportation efficiency, you should know that there’s a better way. It’s called a transportation management provider or a transportation management system. A transportation management provider is a software system that helps map out and optimize logistics when it comes to companies transporting, shipping and receiving goods. Whether it’s HAZMAT shipping or receiving new products, a... View Article

Why It’s Important to Know the Company Doing Your Overweight Hauling

July 30, 2021

Ground transportation is the backbone of the world’s supply chain economy. While a lot of equipment and merchandise is transported by plane or by ship, transporting goods by truck is the most common and most important form of supply transportation. This goes for overweight hauling and HAZMAT shipping as well. What constitutes overweight hauling varies by state, country and jurisdiction, but as a rule of thumb, any truck with a gross weight (i.e., everything is included) over 80,000 pounds or a container weight over 44,000 pounds qualifies as overweight hauling. Here are some questions you could ask a company you’re... View Article

What Are Four Types of Hazardous Waste?

July 14, 2021

If you are dealing with hazardous materials (HAZMAT) shipping or hazardous material handling, it’s important to understand what products are considered hazardous. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) groups hazardous wastes into four main categories. Each category requires specific types of handling and shipment procedures. Following is a breakdown of these four types: Listed wastes Listed wastes include four sub-categories: F-list, K-list, P-list and U-list. The F-list and K-List wastes are further identified by an EPA code as toxic, acute, ignitable, corrosive, reactive or toxicity characteristic: F-list wastes: These include any wastes that are generated from industrial and manufacturing processes.... View Article

Is It HAZMAT?

June 30, 2021

If you’re shipping materials, it’s important to know whether or not they are hazardous. HAZMAT (hazardous materials) shipping requires special procedures, so it is crucial to properly identify any hazardous materials and handle them appropriately. HAZMAT regulations HAZMAT regulations require the following special treatment of hazardous materials to reduce safety risks. Taking these steps helps protect workers, the public and first responders from the dangers of hazardous materials: Proper classification Appropriate packaging Clear labeling Careful handling Safe stowing Suitable transportation Common types of HAZMAT Following are some of the most common hazardous materials that require HAZMAT shipping. If you need... View Article

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