7 Facts about Hazardous Freight Shipping

Posted by PLS Logistics December 7, 2016 at 11:50 AM

  1. Hazardous materials are substances that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has determined are capable of posing an unreasonable risk to health, safety or property when transported.

  2. There is an assortment of items that can be listed as dangerous: batteries, lithium tanks, magnets, dry ice, bleach and perfume. There are 9 classes of dangerous materials:
    • Explosives
    • Gasses
    • Flammable liquids
    • Flammable solids
    • Oxidizing substances
    • Toxic and infectious substances
    • Radioactive material
    • Corrosives
    • Misc.

  3. Hazardous materials regulations are in Subtitle B, Chapter 1 in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 49, set by DOT. It lists more than 3,600 items as dangerous goods.
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Infographic: Fireworks and Hazardous Materials

Posted by PLS Logistics June 25, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Whatever your plans are for the 4th of July, you’ll inevitably run into some sort of fireworks display.  Whether it’s a professional show or relatives shooting off some bottle rockets in the backyard, it’s important to remember that fireworks are hazardous materials.  The following infographic explains why fireworks are considered hazardous materials and how to stay safe during Fourth of July celebrations.  

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