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Chemical Shipping Regulations

National standards issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation and found within 49 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) to ensure safe transport of potentially hazardous substances.

What are Chemical Shipping Regulations?

Chemical Shipping Regulations are a variety of safety standards that make transporting chemicals possible. This includes items such as: labeling requirements, which chemicals can and cannot be shipped together, and loading and unloading procedures. 

Each violation of these requirements carries a maximum fine of nearly $200,000. 

Some common mistakes regarding Chemical Shipping Regulations:

  • Using the Incorrect Bags When Shipping Liquids by Air
  • Not Declaring Everything
  • Lack of Training
  • Not Following Provided Closing Instructions

To ensure that your freight is being shipped correctly, it’s important to work with reputable carriers and learn the basics of how such commodities are shipped. 

Our educational freight resources blog can provide you with knowledge on this and other topics.  From route optimization to real-time tracking technologies, our articles keep you informed on how to best strategize for your logistical shipping operations. 

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