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Hazmat Logistics and Courier Services

Hazmat logistics is a serious matter, and it takes a serious courier with the expertise and experience necessary to get it right. Associated Couriers, Inc. has provided hazardous materials shipping since launching the largest radiopharmaceutical network in the country in 1980. To this day, we are one of a select group of Hazmat certified shipping couriers to be granted the SP-8308 to allow ground transport of these life-saving medications. 

Since 1980, Associated Couriers, Inc. has expanded to assist customers with the challenges of Hazmat material shipping. Our expert couriers are trained in the safe handling of blood, urine, saliva, diagnostic, pathology samples and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). We can transport samples at ambient temperature, chilled or frozen conditions – whatever meets your requirements.

Flammable gasses, flammable liquids and flammable solids are no problem for the Hazmat Logistics experts at Associated Couriers. We know how to safely and securely transport your shipments within US DOT regulations.

Shipping Hazardous Materials Safely

Hazardous Materials Shipping is highly regulated by the US Department of Transportation.  (US DOT).  Associated Couriers, Inc. is your compliance partner because we are certified to provide ground transportation for hazardous materials. We are certified by the Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and safety rated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA). We are also a Certified Partner with the Department of Homeland Security Department under the Customs and Border Patrol’s C-TPAT program. We also protect our customers goods and supply chains through membership and process auditing through the International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO).

Our Hazmat logistics program has an OSHA-compliant documented biohazard Exposure Control Plan, is TSA Certified, and fully HIPAA compliant. All drivers receive training in OSHA biohazard procedures, including how to properly handle spills and other Hazmat emergencies. Learn more about how ACI is certified to handle hazardous materials shipping


Hazmat Logistics Services & Solutions

Hazardous Materials Shipping cannot be entrusted to just any courier.  The US Department of Transportation oversees all the regulations for shipping your ground transportation shipment so the hazmat logistics courier you select must always protect your interests.

Associated Couriers, Inc. is well-known as a highly compliant courier in the radiopharmaceutical business.  That means we know how to handle hazmat logistics from documentation to insurance through pick up and delivery. We offer $250,000.00 of cargo insurance coverage for each conveyance and $4,000,000.00 of umbrella insurance for each occurrence. This is the kind of protection that only a serious courier partner with Hazmat logistics experience can provide. As a hazardous material shipping companies, we’ve been #GettingItRight for over 40 years!


National Hazmat Logistics

ACI offers Hazardous Materials Logistics services from all 16 regional hubs.

  • ACI's Midwest couriers provide Hazmat delivery and recovery services in St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Columbus, Springfield MO/IL, Minneapolis, Omaha and almost anywhere in between. Overnight delivery and Next Day shipments by 5:00 am are available throughout these regional hub cities to meet your time-sensitive deadlines.
  • The Same Day and On-Demand Hazmat Couriers in Boston and New Jersey provide logistics services to New England and parts of Canada. Our drivers can navigate the high traffic and challenging road conditions in the Northeast and are thoroughly prepared to take the necessary actions to guarantee safe, reliable, and accurate delivery.
  • In the South, our Dallas, Atlanta, Memphis, Charlotte, and Fayetteville, NC, couriers provide Same Day, Next Day and middle of the night deliveries through our extensive corporate fleet. Whether you are shipping flammable liquids, solids, or radioactive materials, our team can customize a route to meet your unique Hazmat logistics requirements while maintaining federal shipping compliance.

Hazardous Material Shipping Expertise

Whether you need to transport medical specimens to a diagnostic laboratory or deliver biohazard materials to a research facility, you can trust Associated Couriers Inc. to ship your items with precision and care. With over 40 years of experience, Associated Couriers is an expert hazmat courier. We know what it takes to get it right. 

Hazardous Materials Classes Accepted:

  • Class 2
  • Class 3
  • Class 4
  • Class 5
  • Class 6
  • Class 7
  • Class 8
  • Class 9

Hazardous Materials Commodities Accepted:

  • Flammable Gases
  • Flammable Liquids
  • Flammable Solids
  • Oxidizing Substances
  • Toxic & Infectious Substances
  • Radioactive Material
  • Corrosives
  • Miscellaneous Hazardous Materials

Excluded Hazardous Materials

Unfortunately, Associated Couriers, Inc. will not accept all classes of materials for hazardous materials shipping. Due to insurance regulations and concern for our customers goods and employees’ safety, we will not accept Class 1 hazardous materials of any kind. Please note this important service exception below.

Important exceptions include but are not limited to the following Class 1 commodities:

  • Explosives
  • Ammunition
  • Munitions
  • Shell Casings
  • Incendiary Devices

Associated Couriers, Inc. regrets any inconvenience this may cause our customers, but we hope you will understand it is our responsibility to our employees that is behind this policy.


Hazardous Material Shipping FAQs

What Types of Hazardous Materials Do You Accept?

We accept hazardous materials in classes 2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and 9. These include:

  • Class 2: Flammable Gasses
  • Class 3: Flammable Liquids
  • Class 4: Flammable Solids
  • Class 5: Oxidizing Substances
  • Class 6: Toxic and Infectious Substances
  • Class 7: Radioactive Material
  • Class 8: Corrosive Substances
  • Class 9: Miscellaneous

What Type(s) of Hazardous Materials Do You Specialize In?

We specialize in the express ground transport of Class 7, Radiopharmaceuticals under US DOT SP-8308. Associated Couriers built and maintains the largest network in the country for the daily delivery of these life-saving medications.

We have daily dedicated delivery routes throughout 39 states serviced by a network of 16 regional hubs all to get these time-critical medications to the medical providers on time, every time.


What Other Type of Hazmat Do You Carry Frequently?

We also handle 6.1 and 6.2, (Toxic and Infectious Substances), Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM) and UN 3373 materials including organs, blood, urine, saliva, human tissue, clinical, diagnostic, and pathology samples.


What Type(s) of Hazardous Materials Do You Not Accept?

We do not accept Class 1: Dangerous Goods – Explosive Substances and Articles including but not limited to explosives, ammunition, munitions or weapons of any kind, make or design.


Get a Quote Today for Safe and Reliable Hazmat Logistics Services

When you are looking for a hazardous material shipping company, you want someone who has experience and expertise. Associated Couriers, Inc. is a hazmat certified logistics courier with over 40 years of experience handling US DOT regulated commodities.

When you need hazardous materials shipped with safe and reliable drivers, contact ACI's Hazmat couriers and request a customized quote.

 

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