Hazmat Material Container

What are the Leading Hazardous Materials in Transportation? 

Have you ever wondered what the leading hazardous materials in transportation were? Do you frequently transport hazardous materials and wonder if your product falls on the list? Dive into our blog post to keep reading about the leading hazardous materials in transportation!

 

Consumer Fireworks 

As the 4th of July just passed, consumer fireworks continue to be on sale everywhere! When transporting fireworks they create a fire risk and drivers should follow all regulations including having the proper labeling. Consumer fireworks are generally classified as a Class 1.4G hazardous good which means explosives that have a minor explosion hazard when transporting. 

 

Sulfuric Acid

Sulfuric acid falls under one of the leading hazardous materials in transportation because it is a main ingredient in a lot of fertilizer and in cleaning supplies which are transported frequently. Sulfuric acid is extremely corrosive and destructive to the skin and overall exposure is harmful. It falls under a Class 8 corrosive hazardous material when transporting. 

 

Liquefied Petroleum Gas 

Liquefied petroleum gas, commonly known as propane, is highly explosive if not transported properly. This falls under Class 2.1 flammable gas because it is ignitable when reaching a certain temperature with having 13% or less of volume of air. In the event of an accident while transporting propane, the risk of explosion is significant, potentially leading to fatalities. 

 

Diesel Fuel 

Diesel fuel is one of the most frequently transported hazardous materials. Diesel fuel falls under the Class 3 flammable liquid classification for transporting hazardous materials. Exposure to diesel fuel can lead to serious injuries and other major incidents. 

 

Gasoline 

Gasoline is extremely flammable and falls under Class 3 flammable liquid. Gasoline is also one of the most dangerous goods to be transported due to the high flammability. A gasoline hazardous material issue can cause either serious injury and death. 

 

Propylene 

Propylene is used to produce plastics for injection molding. It is constantly being transported and it falls under the Class 2.1 flammable gas classification. When transporting it is important to follow all regulations for propylene failure to properly transport can cause an explosion leading to serious injuries. 

 

Carbon Dioxide

Carbon dioxide is commonly found in refrigerants. It is classified as a Class 2 non-flammable gas because its vapors can displace oxygen, leading to suffocation, and contact with it can cause burns.

 

Ship with Us

When it comes to transporting hazardous materials, safety and compliance are paramount. At DGM Boston, we specialize in handling and shipping a wide range of hazardous materials with the utmost care and precision. Whether you’re dealing with flammable liquids, corrosive substances, or any other dangerous goods, our expert team is here to ensure your shipments are compliant with all regulations and reach their destination safely. Contact us today for your next dangerous goods shipment!