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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Hazmat Trucking Services

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Hazmat Trucking Services
  1. What types of hazardous materials does US Cargo Link specialize in transporting?

    Our carrier partners’ hazmat teams are highly qualified and experienced in hazmat hauling of a diverse range of materials. For a comprehensive understanding of our capabilities and how we can tailor our services to meet your specific needs, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our experts are ready to assist you in finding the best solutions for your hazardous material transportation requirements.

  2. Which industries does US Cargo Link serve with its Hazmat transportation services?

    We cater to various industries that require the safe shipping of dangerous and hazardous materials. These include Manufacturing, Chemical, Food and Beverage, Government and Military, and Oil and Gas.

  3. How does US Cargo Link maintain hazmat safety and compliance standards?

    We take pride in our perfect hazmat safety and compliance records. Our in-house hazmat-certified experts diligently follow stringent safety and insurance requirements for all our contracted hazmat carriers. As a hazmat-certified shipper company, we operate in full compliance with the US Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations and adhere to recommended Security Action Items from the Transport Security Administration (TSA). Our team is well-trained and equipped to pack, crate, and secure materials, ensuring your hazmat shipments uphold the highest safety standards from pick-up point to delivery.

  4. What sets US Cargo Link apart as a Hazmat Shipping Company?

    Choosing US Cargo Link as your hazmat shipping company comes with a range of benefits. Our logistics experts understand hazmat tanker endorsement and certifications. We also offer cross-border logistics for hazmat shipping throughout the USA and Canada, ensuring the safe and efficient transportation of your hazardous materials.

  5. What is the difference between hazardous materials and dangerous materials?

    Hazardous substances may cause harm to health and are classified based on potential acute or chronic effects. In contrast, dangerous goods are classified based on immediate physical or chemical effects such as fire, explosion, corrosion, or poisoning.

  6. What are the shipper’s responsibilities for shipping hazardous materials?

    Shippers handling hazardous goods are required to undergo formal training and certification courses to ensure they understand the intricacies of hazmat shipping. They bear the responsibility of classifying and identifying materials correctly to meet compliance standards.

  7. How long should hazmat shipping papers be kept?

    Hazmat shipping papers must be retained for three years after the material is accepted by the initial carrier. Shippers are obligated to preserve these papers for two years after the material is accepted by the initial carrier, maintaining a comprehensive record of the hazmat shipping process.