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hazmat

(hăz′măt)
Contraction for hazardous material.
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Shippers are responsible for proper hazmat paperwork, and motor carriers are advised to refuse goods without proper papers.
For many firms, this means the added expense of keeping an employee available 24 hours a day while hazmat shipments are in progress.
FAA's White explains that the post office applies its own hazmat standards for bypass-mail delivery because goods such as perfume can damage postal cargoes.
Like others in the industry, Bush Consolidator's Krogstad fears a lack of knowledge breeds frustration, which prompts shippers to try to circumvent hazmat rules.
FAA's White says shippers can alleviate hazmat transport headaches in several ways, depending on cost and frequency of their companies' hazmat shipping.
Sending an employee to hazmat training is another alternative.
For larger operations, computer software with names such as Regscan, Ship Hazmat or Just Hazmat can identify hazardous materials, help with shipping documents and directly reference regulations.