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[post_content] => Last year’s Labelmaster/HCB survey of hazmat professionals revealed that a surprisingly large number are still using manual systems to manage their processes and achieve compliance with the regulations. Yet while there are several vendors offering computer-based and online compliance assistance, the potential gains promised by innovative technologies have yet to be realised.
A young Miami-based firm is aiming to change that and drag the hazmat compliance sector into the 21st century by taking a new approach. DGD Hazmat, which made its first appearance at the COSTHA Annual Forum this year, describes itself as a “technology enabled hazmat 3PL company” and offers a range of services to help hard-pressed shippers achieve compliance and avoid penalties.
DGD’s booth at COSTHA was notable for many reasons, not least its innovative design and the lack of grey hair among those working the stand, but also for the list of systems and services on offer, all the way from bespoke hazmat software down the supply chain to last-mile delivery of physical goods. In other – old-school – words, DGD acts not only as an information provider and dangerous goods documentation and packaging specialist, but also as a trucking company and as a 3PL.
DGD will prepare and generate all necessary documentation for a hazmat shipment and can also handle repacking requirements. Both of these services are available at the client’s site, using DGD’s fleet of e-enabled vehicles. “Our easy-to-use software and vans with network capabilities allow us to process documents on the spot,” the company says. “We guarantee the accuracy of our documents to ensure compliance at the point of shipping. If you need information to be changed, we’re able to handle it with ease through our system, giving you an updated document in minutes.”
ALL IN THE PACKAGE
DGD Hazmat can also arrange for the physical warehousing and nationwide transport of packaged hazardous materials. “Our nationwide brokerage division of specially trained hazardous material compliance experts is ready to help you with those hazmat shipments,” DGD says. “It doesn’t matter if it’s less than truckload (LTL) or full truck load (FTL), we can produce dangerous goods forms and book your domestic hazmat shipment from any place in the US.”
DGD also has access to intermodal transport solutions. “We sign contracts with the rail and truck services to ensure top of the line operators who are always aware of our customers shipping needs,” it says.
“Customers get the best prices with a large selection of quotes, and great service. This service includes access to our state-of-the-art tracking system. This allows us to provide reports which are readily available at all times throughout the shipment process, along with live status reports, to make sure our customers are always informed.”
DGD Hazmat is part of a group of companies set up by entrepreneur Luis Lopez; DGD Transport handles container drayage through its own fleet; TruckHub offers an all-in-one transport management software system to connect shippers and carriers engaged in last-mile delivery, container drayage and FTL movements; and SunShip provides end-to-end fulfilment services to e-commerce companies in the south Florida region.
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New technologies offer some interesting enhancements for hazmat shippers. One company, DGD Hazmat, is leveraging those opportunities