Labelmaster's Automotive Resources

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It's a challenge to keep up with all the do's and don'ts of DG shipping. But we're making it easier than ever to find the resources you want and get the answers you need. We've compiled the industry's most comprehensive set of information to help you stay compliant.

Top 10 Automotive Industry Resources

Shipping Airbags
Airbag inflators, airbag modules, and components are defined as 'Dangerous Goods' Class 9 and require special attention when shipping, this includes using hazmat labels and UN packaging. Make sure your airbags and components get to their destination without delay by ensuring these devices are properly packaged and labeled. You can do it and Labelmaster is here to help!

DOT Hazmat Labels, Placards, and Markings Guide
Labels, placards, and markings are indispensable compliance products. Adhering to stringent regulatory standards, Labelmaster offers a multitude of options designed to help you comply with hazmat regulations. Choosing the correct labels and placards is vital for the safe handling and shipping of hazardous materials.

Lithium Battery Resources
Need help staying on top of the ever-changing lithium battery regulations? We are here to help you stay compliant! If you ship lithium batteries, you know that the rules are complex and ever-changing. The following resources help you navigate the complexities, no matter if you ship stand-alone lithium ion or lithium metal batteries, batteries packed in equipment, or damaged lithium batteries for reverse-logistics.

Compliance Is...
A process that starts with the right label. If you ship hazardous materials, compliance is a big part of your world. But have you ever stopped to think about what compliance really is? Compliance is getting your shipment there without frustration. Compliance is protecting people, property, and products. Compliance is job security. Compliance is everything.

DG Infographics
Labelmaster has been the go-to source for companies – big and small – to navigate and comply with the complex, ever-changing regulations that govern dangerous goods and hazardous materials. Labelmaster has produced many of the industries best dangerous goods and hazardous materials infographics. You name the topic and we probably have the infographic for you.

Master Series Videos
Moving Dangerous Goods (DG) can be a complicated journey with myriad rules and regulations. We’re here to help. With our finger on the pulse of the DG industry, we believe that all businesses handling DG could use some practical, honest guidance. Given that DG is moved 1.4M times each day in the U.S., there’s nothing more important than the safe and compliant transportation of these items. Whether you're new to DG shipping or a seasoned veteran, we hope you’ll find the information in these videos useful

Label Solutions
Not all labels are created equal. Labelmaster provides the most durable, compliant labels that can help your products get from point A to point B safely and compliantly. There are labels. Then there are Labelmaster labels. We have labels to move it, store it, assure it, and create it. More info with our Anatomy of a Label infographic.

49 CFR Made Easy
If you handle hazardous material or hazardous waste, or if you are a shipper, carrier or freight forwarder, the 49 CFR is a must. These regulations cover requirements for markings, labels, placards, shipping papers, training, emergency response and performance-oriented packaging standards. Domestic transportation regulations for highway, rail, air and water are included.

Hazmat Source — Dangerous Goods 101
Find helpful hints and tons of information for navigating the complicated process of DG shipping, increasing efficiencies and solving common issues including: hazardous materials definitions, most common hazmat, DG training requirements, shipping guides, hazmat label and placard material types and DOT specifications and requirements, and much more.

Global Dangerous Goods Confidence Outlook
The third annual Global Dangerous Goods Confidence Outlook is the definitive outlook for the worldwide dangerous goods industry based on the thoughts and attitudes of DG pros across the globe. In an effort to better understand today's DG landscape, Labelmaster, IATA, and Hazardous Cargo Bulletin partnered to survey DG professionals around the globe about how their organizations approach DG shipping and handling and the specific compliance challenges they face.

Other Automotive Industry Related Resources

DG Report
The world of Dangerous Goods (DG) shipping is complex and ever-changing. For nearly 50 years, our goal at Labelmaster has been to help our clients navigate these evolving regulations so that every shipment arrives safely, compliantly, and on time. Education has always played a major part in achieving that goal, which is why we're proud to present the Dangerous Goods Report.

Total Value of Compliance
Dangerous Goods compliance can be a value-added component of supply chain operations that boosts your location's profitability. Total value of compliance (TVC) is the framework that makes it happen. Find out how leading shippers combine reduced costs with increased revenue to create a positive contribution to earnings.

UN Markings Guide
Understanding UN markings may seem complicated at first, but this breakdown of each element of UN markings describes how to easily read and identify the code. Take a look at this guide, which is an essential component of hazardous materials packaging.

Obexion Lithium Battery Packaging
Obexion packaging reduces the risks of lithium battery fires. This advanced technology simplifies safer battery transport. New Obexion packaging — exclusively from Labelmaster — is a complete line of protective packaging solutions engineered specifically for shipping and storing lithium batteries and devices that contain them.

UPS Battery Shipping Policies
Carriers are redefining their lithium battery shipping regulations and policies. UPS changed its requirements for standalone shipments of lithium batteries (i.e., not packed in or with equipment) shipped by air. That means shippers will have to change the way they prepare these shipments if they want to continue using UPS Air services.

FedEx Battery Shipping Policies
Carriers are redefining their lithium battery shipping regulations and policies. Federal Express changed its policy on standalone shipments of lithium batteries (i.e., not packed in or with equipment). That means shippers will have to change the way they prepare these shipments if they want to continue using Federal Express.

USPS PUB 52 Dangerous Goods Regulations
Carriers are redefining their lithium battery shipping regulations and policies. Commonly known as "Pub 52", this document describes both the type and quantity of hazardous materials that may be sent through the U.S. mail. It spells out the labeling, packaging, marking, and handling instructions for allowable dangerous goods for postal employees and the general public.

Emergency Response Guidebook
The ERG is the ideal guide to help when responding to transportation emergencies involving hazardous materials. It is a must-have for everyone who handles and transports dangerous goods and hazmat. This guide helps your company comply with the DOT 49 CFR 172.602 requirement that hazmat shipments be accompanied with emergency response information. The Emergency Response Guidebook is updated every 4 years - The next edition will be published in 2020 - When the time comes, don't be caught with the outdated 2016 or 2012 ERG.

The IATA Book - 2019 IATA DGR 60th Edition
The IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) manual is the global reference for shipping dangerous goods by air and the only standard recognized by airlines. Whether you’re a shipper, manufacturer, freight forwarder, ground handler or airline, the IATA Book will keep you up to date with all the latest regulations, providing all the information you need.

The IMDG Code - IMO Dangerous Goods Regulations
The IMDG Code is the global, international reference for shipping dangerous goods by maritime vessel on the water. The 2-volume IMO DG regulations is required for anyone shipping DG by water and features updates and revisions regarding packaging and storage requirements for all regulated hazardous materials.

What are UN Numbers?
The three major points of information needed to compliantly ship dangerous goods are: What is the identity of the material? What is the quantity of the material? What transport mode is being used to ship the material? It is necessary above all to correctly identify the material to all participants in the logistics chain.The most basic component of this identification system is the four digit United Nations or UN number (UN#).

UN 1267 — Petroleum Crude Oil
A complete list of hazardous materials information concerning labeling and placarding for UN 1267, Petroleum Crude Oil. Also included are DOT regulations for Class 3, Emergency Response Guidebook information for UN 1267, DOT hazmat table information for UN 1267, and hazardous materials segregation table information. This is a very comprehensive list of chemical information for UN 1267.

Lithium Battery Shipping News
Keep up with Lithium Battery Shipping news at Labelmaster. We work hard at keeping our customers up-to-date with the latest industry news. Check back often, as we regularly update this page with news and blog articles.

Common DG Shipping Violations
As your partner in fully customizable software, products, and services, Labelmaster works to help avoid common violations that DG shippers run into, like these 7 frequently cited categories of violations that you should be aware of.

Dangerous Goods Supply Chain — Shipers, Carries, and Receivers Responsibilities
Moving dangerous goods (DG) safely and in compliance takes the coordinated efforts of everyone involved at each step in the supply chain. More than half a billion shipments of hazmat cross the country every year with 1.4 million hazmat shipments per day in the U.S. These shipments are touched in the supply chain by shippers, carriers and receivers. There are rules and regulations that govern DG shippers, carriers, and receivers, and those rules are changing all the time.

Shipping Limited Quantities, Excepted Quantities, and ORM-D Consumer Commodities
You may be shipping hazmat and not even know it. Many businesses are surprised to find out that commonly shipped products are often classified as hazmat under the U.S. Department of Transportation's Hazardous Materials Regulations. The same is true for reverse logistics operations, including recalls and product returns. Everyday items like cleaning products, compressed air dusters, adhesives, paints and cosmetics are just a few of the products that may be considered hazardous materials.

Hazardous Materials Markings
49 CFR 171.8 – Definitions - Marking means a descriptive name, identification number, instructions, cautions, weight, specification, or UN marks, or combinations thereof, required by this subchapter on outer packagings of hazardous materials. We have gathered our most common markings for easy access and easy ordering. Order your hazmat markings from Labelmaster today.