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Hazmat Heartburn and How to Avoid It

By Patrick McConnell

Article Date: 10-01-2012
Copyright(C) 2012 Associated Equipment Distributors. All Rights Reserved.


One dealer's run-in with the federal hazardous materials transportation rules and what you need to know to stay of out trouble.

Recently our company had the misfortune of experiencing the federal Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) "up close and personal." This small business (about 50 employees) learned a painful lesson through a combination of bad luck and an incomplete awareness of the HMR. The result was a substantial civil penalty. I hope that our experience will prompt you to take preventive measures rather than waiting to become a fish in the barrel.

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