Categories for Hazmat Shipping

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

Seven Things to Avoid When Shipping Hazardous Materials

June 15, 2021

Although the goods are still loaded into a semi truck and driven to their destination, hazmat shipping in North Charleston, SC is far different from shipping regular goods. One slip-up in loading, unloading or transporting hazardous materials can lead to hefty fines, property damage, injuries or even death. As experts in shipping and handling hazardous materials, we put together this post of things not to do when dealing with hazardous goods. Failing to properly label and declare goods All hazmat goods must be properly labeled on their packaging with the appropriate placards on the rear of the semi trucks. Additionally,... View Article

Know Your Hazard Symbols

June 1, 2021

Everyone has seen a semi truck labeled with scary-looking symbols on the back that seem to tell drivers to stay far away. These pictograms are required by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and indicate that the truck is transporting hazardous materials in North Charleston, SC. The hazardous materials are grouped into nine different classes, and although each placard image may be slightly different, they all display the class number associated with the hazard and have a unique color. Continue reading to learn a bit more about each class and symbol: Class 1: Explosive materials (like fireworks or TNT) are... View Article

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