Categories for Hazmat Shipping

Five Tips for Hazmat Shipping Compliance

January 11, 2021

In the world of hauling in North Charleston, SC, hazmat shipping is the most complex. State and international regulation permits take time, and there are limits on hazmat and overweight hauling. Your best course of action is to outsource hazmat shipping to trucking companies that specialize in it. But if you wish to conquer hazmat compliance on your own, here are five tips to make that happen: Classify your material: There are nine classes of hazardous materials. They include explosives (class 1), gases (class 2), flammable and combustible liquids (class 3), flammable solid, spontaneously combustible and dangerous when wet (class... View Article

How COVID-19 Impacts the Transporting of HAZMAT

December 15, 2020

From staying up to date with the latest methods to ensuring compliance with all materials, shipping HAZMAT in North Charleston, SC has never been easy. Now, with the deadly COVID-19 pandemic raging across the globe, that shipping process has become increasingly difficult. Thankfully, All Points Transport has been in the industry for decades. While we weren’t quite expecting a pandemic to break out, we are capable of handling and responding to any challenge. This post will cover how we’ve updated our methods to ensure a safe and efficient shipping process: Clear documentation: HAZMAT shipping has always required precise documentation for... View Article

How Common Are Hazmat Shipping Spills?

November 16, 2020

Hazardous cargo is a broad term that encompasses many different materials. It can range from oil to airbags to alcoholic beverages, and its relative danger can vary widely. There are 800,000 hazmat shipments a day, which adds up to 3.1 billion tons being shipped per year. Accidents and hazmat spills in North Charleston, SC are inevitable, and their severity can vary depending on how bad a collision is and how dangerous the item in question is. Hazmat spill stats The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Census Bureau keep comprehensive stats about shipping in North Charleston, SC and... View Article

Amazing Facts About Hazardous Cargo

November 2, 2020

The concept of “hazardous cargo” is commonly misunderstood. Some people might picture chemicals oozing out of a rusted tanker, while others might envision a flatbed truck without its payload tied down. The reality is actually quite different. Hazardous cargo is generally defined as any transported material that is a risk to the environment or to the health or safety of the vehicle or the people transporting it. Working with hazmat in North Charleston, SC can be a challenging task, but it’s not as intimidating as you might think once you learn a bit more about how it works: “Red tape”... View Article

How to Comply with Federal Hazardous Material Regulations

October 14, 2020

To the average observer who hears the term “hazardous materials,” their brain immediately conjures up bubbling vats of green toxic waste. That is technically not wrong. However, when it comes to shipping products, the definition of hazardous materials becomes somewhat more expansive. The official definition is “articles or substances which are capable of posing a risk to health, safety, property, or the environment; are listed or classified in the regulations; and are transported in commerce.” In other words, companies large and small are shipping hazardous materials if they transport specific battery-powered equipment, flammable liquids, aerosols, nail polish, anything with dry... View Article

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