Department Of Transportation (DOT):
49 CFR 173.24(b )Each package used for the shipment of hazardous materials shall be designed, constructed, maintained, filled, its contents so limited, and closed, so that under conditions normally incident to transportation –
(2) The effectiveness of the package will not be substantially reduced; for example, impact resistance, strength, packaging compatibility, etc. must be maintained for the minimum and maximum temperatures, changes in humidity and pressure, and shocks, loadings and vibrations, normally encountered during transportation
What does this mean for you?
DeVere goes through great efforts to make sure that the product packaging used to ship our products will protect the customer and the environment. If one of the gallons is removed from a 4×1 case, this jeopardizes the integrity and safety of the remaining packaging and it may not provide the necessary protection that it was designed for.
The DOT will also do its part to ensure personal and environmental safety in the form of fines.
- Failure to close a UN standard packaging in accordance with the closure instructions…$2,500
- Offering a hazardous material for transportation in a packaging that leaks during conditions normally incident to transportation….$6,000-$12,000
- Overfilling or under filling a package so that the effectiveness is substantially reduced….$3,000-$9,000