Maintaining safety at all times, even with dangerous goods

Maintaining safety at all times, even with dangerous goods

DATE: 02/27/17

Small businesses need to ship thousands of products every year, but the process can go from routine to complex, even frustrating, if any of the items being shipped get classified as hazardous material. That term alone can set off alarm bells for small businesses that don’t have experience packaging and labeling these products for air transport.

Amerijet understands those concerns, and has decades of experience helping businesses sift through the strict and highly specific federal regulations governing hazmat shipping to ensure that your packages are transported safety and meet all the rules.

We also know that the term “hazardous materials” can be unsettling to businesses shipping common household products that they assume are safe to use. However, anything that’s potentially flammable or explosive, even if the risks of that happening seem very low, will be classified as hazardous – including items ranging from laptops to a small bottle of perfume. The list of products is far longer than many people anticipate.

At Amerijet, we understand those concerns and are here to help. The worst thing a small business owner could do is try to speed through a shipment without knowing the exact requirements for packaging and labeling them. Clearly, small businesses don’t have the time and expertise to train workers on those federal rules.

The cost of failing to comply are steep. Government agencies have issued nearly $50 million in penalties for compliance violations, and even a considerably smaller fine can be devastating to a business’ bottom line.

The shipper needs to ensure their package has the right shipping name, and that they list the hazard classification and the ID number from the government’s Hazardous Materials Table. Shippers also need to classify the product under the right packaging group – whether it has a great, medium or minor danger.

In today’s very busy and highly competitive marketplace, not knowing those regulations can cost time and money, but it can quickly become a confusing, even intimidating process. Those rules are very complicated, extremely specific, and keep changing as well.

Bring your products to Amerijet for packaging. We have 40 years of experience making the safe transport of cargo our top priority. We are the experts in getting your packages — including the ones classified as hazardous — to their final destination in a fast, efficient and safely maintained manner.

Our hazmat team has years of experience in packaging items to meet federal guidelines, and they’re trained to ensure that all packages conform to the regulations set by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the International Air Transport Association and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code.

Our team takes great pride in the expert service we provide to customers who have potentially dangerous goods and are not sure how to safely package them. Our shipping department is staffed by agents who can answer questions about transporting hazardous materials, and they can get your packages ready quickly and efficiently, without compromising your deadline. Our goal is to exceed our customers’ expectations and streamline the entire process for you.

Hazmat has been a major part of the work Amerijet does, from moving perfumes to explosive devices for customers, and we are one of the few air cargo carriers qualified to transport hazardous materials.
To learn more, long on to our website at Amerijet and visit our page on hazardous materials at our
Hazardous Waste page.

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