Labelmaster Transportation Resources

Your source for important industry information.

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 Transportation Industry Resources

Reverse Logistics
Reverse logistics is conventional logistics in the opposite direction — goods moving from the customer back to the manufacturer or distributor. There are two types of reverse logistics: consumer returns to stores and store returns to the manufacturer or distributor.

Supply Chain Moves
To help companies keep a pulse on technology trends impacting business and the movement of Dangerous Goods throughout the supply chain, Labelmaster gathers "Supply Chain Moves", a weekly report linking the latest technology news to Dangerous Goods compliance.

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.

Spacemaster Flip Placards
A flip placard is a metal placarding system that allows you to change the DOT placard legend. Some flip placard systems also allow you to change the UN ID numbers to match your dangerous goods - hazmat commodity. Self-contained, these aluminum alloy placard panels slide over easily on aluminum hinges and use strong secure clips to lock the panels in place during your haul.

Placard Finder
Labelmaster has the original Placard Finder. Labelmaster has every placard you need for domestic and international shipments in stock or imprinted and shipped in three days. Labelmaster's Placard Finder helps you find the placards you need. Order you placards from Labelmaster today!

49 CFR Placard Regulations
 49 CFR Parts 172.500-172.560
- Applicability of Placarding Requirements, Identification Numbers Displayed on Placards, General Placarding Requirements, Placarding for Subsidiary Hazards, Placarding for Highway and Rail, General Specifications for Placards, and more. Each bulk packaging, freight container, unit load device, transport vehicle or rail car containing any quantity of a hazardous material must be placarded on each side and each end with a placards.

Shipping Container-Truck Trailer Security Seal Guide
One tool often used in supply chain security programs is security seals. There are two primary types of shipping container seals indicative and barrier. These shipping container seals are typically used on ocean containers, rail cars and long-haul trucks.

DOT PHMSA Hazmat Registration
Offerors and transporters of certain quantities and types of hazardous materials, including hazardous wastes, are required to file an annual registration statement with the U.S. Department of Transportation and to pay a fee (see Title 49 CFR Part 107, Subpart G (107.601 - 107.620).

DOT PHMSA Hazmat Incident Reporting
Section 171.16 requires hazmat incidents to be reported through PHMSA within 30 days of the incident, and a follow-up written report within one year of the incident, based on certain circumstances, to be reported to PHMSA through the Hazardous Materials Incident Report Form DOT F 5800.1 (49 eCFR 171.16). The information collected on the report is used by PHMSA and other agencies to mitigate risk, analyze gaps, and enhance safety.

Other Transportation 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.

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.

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.

Hazmat Shipping - Ground Shipping Guide
As hazmat shipping regulations change overtime, it's important to stay informed on regulatory updates, hazmat packaging, required documentation, labels and markings and training available to you as a hazmat shipper. Below, find a guide to the essential factors to keep in mind for safe and successful ground transport of dangerous goods.

Hazmat Shipping - Air Shipping Guide
As in the ground and maritime transport of dangerous goods, shipping dangerous goods by air comes with its own set of regulations, hazmat shipping papers and publications. After more than 40 years in the business of helping our customers stay safe and compliant when it comes to hazmat shipping, we've become leaders in the industry. To aid shippers and carriers interested in the air transport of dangerous goods, we've compiled this guide to the safe and secure transport of dangerous goods by air.

Hazmat Shipping - Maritime Shipping Guide
A large amount of hazardous materials are transported by sea each day and proper compliance is essential to safe and secure maritime hazmat shipping. Below find a guide to helpful products and tools for the maritime transport of hazardous materials.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.