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What is Hazmat Service in Logistics?

When shipping hazardous materials, it isn’t as simple as using the solutions used for other forms of logistics. 

Transporting hazardous materials is a complex system with numerous rules and regulations to ensure the safety of the environment and those involved in the shipping process. Not following the details of hazmat transportation can lead to significant fines, legal issues, and the shutting down of the business.  

Throughout this article, we touch on what hazmat service is, some of the information you must have before transporting hazardous materials, and more.

What is Hazmat Service in Logistics?

Hazmat service ensures that hazardous full truckload or LTL shipments are handled with strict adherence to regulations to help protect from liability related to hazmat transport.

Hazmat services treat compounds, substances, or other hazardous materials with care and attention according to the law and transport mode. The hazmat logistics provider cares for the shipment on behalf of those who have enlisted their services. Their services include providing specialist packing, documentation, and handling of the hazmat.

What is Hazmat? 

Hazmat or hazardous material are substances that can threaten health, property, or the environment. Hazmats include chemicals that are: 

Information Required When Transporting Hazmat

Before deciding to ship hazardous materials, you must first gather the necessary information to ensure you follow strict rules and regulations. Here is a list of the information that you will need before deciding to ship hazardous materials. 

At FlexSpace Logistics, we offer hazmat services across Canada, so regardless of the location of your business, we will have the resources to accommodate. We will handle your shipping and logistic needs with care so you can get back to the more pertinent aspects of your business. 

If you’d like to get started, get a quote today, or contact one of our FlexSpace Logistics advisors to find the right solution for your business at 1-844-985-3539.