UNDERSTANDING SAFETY REGULATIONS THAT HAZMAT SHIPPERS AND CARRIERS NEED TO FOLLOW WHEN DELIVERING PRODUCT WILL PROTECT YOU FROM FINES AND LOSSES
The maximum civil penalty for a hazardous material shipping violation is $83,439 per violation per day – but it doesn’t stop there. According to The Compliance Center, violations resulting in serious illness, death, or property damage can cost up to nearly $200,000 per violation. And failure to properly train a hazmat employee will empty your pocketbook fast – with a fee of $502 per employee, per day.
When delivering shipments like these, it’s important for carriers and shippers to understand the safety risks associated with hazardous material handling. A reliable and well-established freight broker will be able to handle your hazmat shipping with ease.
For example, the 32-point safety assessment system is run by our carrier partners, Operations and Compliance teams for each hazmat shipment – which helps us, and you, save money, time, and (potentially) lives.
And because BM2 has a carrier network with established partnerships, we know who is handling shipments that require well-followed safety regulations.
Brokers often form valuable relationships with shippers and carriers so that they can continue providing safe, reliable, and fast shipping services for them. A one-and-done situation isn’t the case for hazmat – the Department of Transportation has increased safety violation fees by over $5,000 dollars since 2021. And the increases may not ever stop.
Cutting corners will cost you in the long run. That’s why it’s important to have trusted third-party brokers like BM2 Freight in your supply chain corner. Our staff is made up of various teams that have expertise for each of our service areas – including hazmat.
Don’t let fees and violations put strains and extra costs on your supply chain. Start shipping smarter – and safer – with a broker that has the resources to ship your product safely.
Visit our website for more information or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 800-315-1119. One of our experienced team members will be in touch with you as soon as possible to get your shipments moving.