The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) enacts and enforces all hazardous materials transportation laws and procedures for shipping within the United States. Shipment of hazardous materials in the US is regulated under title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Compliance with DOT regulations is a requirement for any company or person who offers a hazardous material for transportation. Penalties for non‐compliance with the rules are significant and could result in significant fines: Up to $250,000 and up to a year jail sentence for individuals; up to $500,000 per incident for organizations.
Safe and compliant HazMat transportation is not an easy task. In fact, many transportation companies are avoiding hazardous material and chemical shipments because of the ever increasing regulations and associated risk. The regulations and procedures for shipping hazardous materials include preparing shipping papers, handling, loading, training, securing and segregating packages within a transport vehicle, freight container or cargo hold, and transporting. Advanced Environmental Solutions and its partners know the nuances of ever-tightening regulations. In doing so, we provide a reliable solution through a steadfast focus on safe, punctual deliveries; with special attention to ensuring that the quality of our shipping service remains high. AES can handle the full spectrum of commercial and industrial waste types and address all requirements for compliant hazmat shipments, including and not limited to: