Best practices and common pitfalls
Whether being transported by ocean, air, or over the road, hazardous materials are not like other shipments that require “special handling” as there are regulations in place at most every level: not following these regulations to the letter can not only be dangerous, but can result in fines that can ruin a business. Nothing stifles profit like an unplanned and costly penalty.
Before beginning to prepare hazardous materials for transport, talk to one of Approved’s certified shipping consultants about best practices. In the case of materials that may be radioactive, poisonous, or otherwise toxic, safety is both job #1 and step #1.Read More
With most every other kind of cargo shipment, an organization’s concerns typically center on a delivery being made on-time and with cargo intact. But hazardous materials have a host of related concerns that extend far beyond simple expeditiousness:
- Are you using the right material to protect your cargo and absorb any possible impact?
- Are the people you’re using to prepare, deliver, and offload your cargo both certified to do so (reducing risk and liability) and versed in best practices in freight service (speeding throughput)?
- Are you and your hazardous materials freight service provider up-to-date on the latest regulations and prepared for compliance at the state, national, and international levels?
If you’re using Approved to transport your cargo from start to finish, we take care of all of the above and more.
Reducing risk, driving ROI
At Approved, we have teams with the hazmat knowledge, skills, and certifications to transport your shipment to its final destination safely, securely, and in accordance with hazardous materials regulations — always focused on a course of action that reduces risk for our customers and the environment.
Additionally, our teams are freight experts who can uncover the best shipping routes, help get your paperwork in order, and generally optimize the experience to help you enjoy a greater return on investment.
Which is why we don’t just take you from port to port, but also offer a wide range of specialty services including transportation management, container drayage, delivery and pickup, and short- or long-term storage at our certified warehouses.
From start to finish
When you’re looking for a partner to safely and completely transport hazardous cargo, look to Approved as we’re one of the few freight companies that offers a start-to-finish solution for hazardous materials transportation.
And because of our years of experience in moving this kind of cargo, and our relationships with both 3rd party service providers and government agencies at all levels, we are able to offer some of the most competitive rates in the market.