Categories for Hazmat Shipping

Seven Unexpectedly Hazardous Items

January 25, 2021

Common items may be hazardous! This development comes as a surprise to many people because we do not think of products we use every day as containing dangerous materials. If you distribute these products, you must take additional precautions to stay in legal compliance. Fortunately, the evolution of drayage technology and smart containers makes this easier, although you still need to be aware. Here are seven unexpectedly hazardous items that require additional drayage and technology considerations in North Charleston, SC: Camping gear: Your tent and sleeping bag are likely safe, but that does not apply to all camping gear. Camp... View Article

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

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