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DOT Develops New Free Online CFR Mobile App

July 18th, 2017 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: DOT/UN, HazMat, Industry News, Safety, Skolnik Newsletter

Ever find yourself in a remote location, needing to verify a CFR regulation? Now there’s a free App for that! In its continuing efforts to improve safety and public access to the latest transportation regulations, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today made available a new online Code […] Read More »

Good News for Lodi Vitners and Growers

July 11th, 2017 by Dean Ricker

Filed under: Skolnik Newsletter, Wine

In the most recent issue of Wines and Vines, we learned that vintners and growers heard a lot of good news during an industry symposium in Lodi, where speakers said the region’s wines are enjoying a better reputation for quality and are selling well at national grocery chains. Growers in the Lodi AVA and northern […] Read More »

The Dangers of Transporting Precious “Live” Goods

June 27th, 2017 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: Industry News, Safety, Skolnik Newsletter

On April 20, 2017, a special passenger arrived on a United Airlines flight from London Heathrow to Chicago O‘Hare. He was in good health and spirits the last time someone had checked on him a few hours before takeoff. But when it came time for him to change planes on the second leg of the […] Read More »

Safe Lithium Battery Containment

June 23rd, 2017 by Natalie Mueller

Filed under: DOT/UN, Industry News

Lithium-ion batteries are the most commonly used batteries in consumer electronics and medical devices today, and they have been exploding. For all of the benefits and conveniences, lithium batteries have offered consumers — higher power density, lower memory effect, long life — they have a number of downsides and risks. Their sensitivity can lead to […] Read More »