The term “hazardous materials” actually covers a number of different substances and types of substances. The basic three groups:
The most common type however is chemical, which is further subdivided into three more categories:
All of these can be shipped in the following equipment.
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Other chemicals can burn and expel deadly fumes into the surrounding air while still others can leak, leaching into the ground water, poisoning the entire environment.
The shipment of hazardous materials is strictly regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the IATA (International Air Transportation Association) in the United States and by the Ministry of the Environment in Canada. The shipment of these materials may present a serious danger if an accident occurs during their shipment. Thus, it is important to follow the rules laid out by each organization so that any potentially unsafe conditions are minimized. Our partners and their drivers are all full-trained and certified in Hazardous Materials Transportation.