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Selling Wine in the “Delivery Economy”

June 11th, 2019 by Jon Stein

Filed under: Skolnik Newsletter, Wine

Instacart. UberEats. Grubhub. Zifty. Postmates, Amazon Fresh…. Apps like these have added convenience to everyday retail experiences, outsourcing third-party delivery beyond pizza and Chinese takeout, to grocery stores and local restaurants. Meanwhile, ready-to-cook meal delivery companies including Blue Apron and Hello Fresh are thriving as customers become more accustomed to ordering products of every type […] Read More »

Undeclared Dangerous Goods Causing Ship Fires

May 31st, 2019 by Natalie Mueller

Filed under: Industry News

Dangerous goods are never as dangerous as when they are in transit. The shipping of dangerous goods is risky, but when the packagers and shippers do their due diligence and ensure that the packages meet the stringent requirements and regulations set forth by the pertinent governing bodies. One major threat facing shippers of dangerous goods […] Read More »

Drone Delivery Business First to get FAA Approval

May 28th, 2019 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: Industry News, Skolnik Newsletter

An offshoot of Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google, has become the first drone operator to receive government approval as an airline, an important step that gives it the legal authority to begin dropping products to actual customers. The subsidiary, Wing Aviation LLC, now has the same certifications that smaller airlines receive from the […] Read More »

DOT Responds to NON-HAZMAT in a UN DRUM

May 21st, 2019 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: DOT/UN, Skolnik Newsletter

DOT offers interpretations of specific questions regarding regulated shipments. Recently, Glenn Foster, Chief of the Regulatory Review and Reinvention Branch of the DOT’s Standards and Rulemaking Division offered the following interpretation of several questions about HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180, posed by a hazmat trainer. The trainer asked specific questions about the use of specification […] Read More »