What If My Order Contains Hazardous Materials?
If an order contains hazardous materials, it must comply with the Federal Hazardous Materials Regulations before it can be shipped on any highway. The United States Department of Transportation has created these guidelines in order to standardize the safety procedures that must be followed in order to minimize accidents and exposure to toxic materials to the public and drivers as well as those that handle these materials. Because these regulations are extensive and often confusing to small business owners, outsourcing the shipping of inventory that may be hazardous to a company with a professional packaging, handling and shipping team like Bonded Services can save time, stress and money.
What is a Hazardous Material?
According to the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act of 1975, anything that “may pose a reasonable risk to health and safety or property” can be considered a hazardous material. The compliance regulations for hazardous materials are handled by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA has developed in depth guidelines for businesses of many different types, and has specific recommendations and regulations for shippers, packers and anyone else who works with or moves hazardous materials.
How to Ship Your Hazardous Materials
Our in house fleet of over 20 vehicles are all Haz-mat licensed, meaning that we have taken the necessary precautions to be able to transport these hazardous materials safety. Because we can integrate our shipping services with contract warehouse services like repacking and order fulfillment as well as inventory management, we can manage every aspect of getting your hazardous materials from A to B, even if they need to be handled. For those looking for an easy solution to moving hazardous materials, Bonded Services is here to help.
Transporting hazardous materials is a serious business with many important considerations involved. If you need expert advice and an overview of our services please call Bonded Services today at (404) 349-1466 to speak to one of our representatives.