By Joseph McDevitt

Specialized Hazmat Freight Solutions

Secure Hazmat Transportation

The secure transportation of hazardous materials (HAZMAT) is a priority for shippers. I started my journey at TLI 15 years ago in the operations department. There I was routing hazardous adhesives freight for a manufacturing company. That account, along with others, allowed me to learn a great deal about HAZMAT Freight. If you are a shipper looking for HAZMAT Freight Solutions, ship it TLI!

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TLI’s success lies with a commitment to providing top service to all shippers. Providing HAZMAT freight solutions is important to shippers that ship this product is important. Prioritizing safety and compliance, along with efficiency is how TLI helps companies routing HAZMAT freight. Recognizing unique challenges associated with HAZMAT materials, TLI has invested in staff and resources for HAZMAT. Expertise, shipping technology, and a Transportation Management System (TMS) to ensure shippers receive top-notch solutions.

Hazmat Freight Solutions FAQ

What is HAZMAT freight?

Hazmat freight involves the transportation of hazardous materials. Encompassing substances posing risks to health, safety, property, or the environment during transit. This category includes chemicals, explosives, flammable liquids, and radioactive materials. Strict regulations govern hazmat shipments, covering packaging, labeling, documentation, and transportation procedures to ensure safety.

Companies offering specialized hazmat freight solutions must comply with these regulations, necessitating expertise in safe handling and transportation. Due to the potential dangers, hazmat shipments require special precautions, specialized equipment, and additional permits. HAZMAT shippers must focus on proper emergency response procedures to mitigate risks to individuals, communities, and the environment.

What is the HAZMAT UN Number?

A UN number is a four-digit code assigned to hazardous materials for international transport, serving as a standardized identifier. It plays a key role in hazmat regulations by uniquely labeling each material, aiding in quick identification during shipping. This code is prominently displayed on labels, placards, and documentation, allowing easy recognition of the material’s nature and associated risks. The UN (United Nations) number is crucial for emergency responders, regulatory authorities, and those involved in transporting hazardous materials. This number ensures clear and efficient communication of essential information about the specific hazards posed by each substance.

What type of material is considered hazardous?

Examples of hazmat freight include chemicals, explosives, flammable liquids, and radioactive materials. This list is not exhaustive concerning hazardous materials. To ascertain whether a consumer product is classified as hazmat, refer to the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) provided by the manufacturer. For further assistance, contact the Hazardous Materials Information Center via phone at 1-800-467-4922 or email at

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Why do hazmat shipments require special precautions and regulations?

Hazmat shipments pose potential dangers, and strict regulations are in place to ensure the safety of individuals, communities, and the environment. Special precautions, equipment, and documentation are necessary to handle and transport hazardous materials safely and in compliance with the law.

How does Translogistics (TLI) handle hazmat shipments differently?

TLI is committed to providing specialized hazmat services with a focus on safety, compliance, and efficiency. Our Transportation Management System (TMS) allows seamless integration of hazmat reference numbers. Including UN Numbers, ensuring meticulous tracking, quoting, and data management throughout the transportation process.

What are the key steps for shippers to ensure hazmat compliance?

Shippers should familiarize themselves with hazmat regulations, ensure proper packaging and labeling, maintain accurate documentation, and work with experienced freight brokers or carriers with expertise in hazmat transportation. Compliance with international, national, and local regulations is mission critical.

Hazmat Example

TLI partnered with a chemical manufacturing company, leading to a transformative change in their operations. The implementation of a Transportation Management System (TMS) by the company reversed a longstanding perception of challenges with third-party logistics (3PL). This initiative actively improved customer service and satisfaction, saved costs, and eliminated burdensome tasks. For an in-depth exploration of this successful case, you can access a detailed case paper.

Hazmat Freight Solutions

Translogistics (TLI) goes beyond conventional freight brokerage services, providing shippers a specialized hazmat freight solutions that prioritizes the unique needs and challenges associated with hazardous materials. With TLI, specialized hazmat shippers can rely on a 3PL partner dedicated to navigating the complexities of hazmat logistics, streamlining processes, and ensuring the highest standards of safety. Choosing TLI for hazmat shipments translates into a partnership that excels in precision, reliability, and innovation, offering shippers peace of mind as their hazardous materials are transported securely and in full compliance with regulations.