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Coalition urges DOT to take action against some battery shippers

from Material Handling & Logistics

A coalition of trade associations representing manufacturers of batteries, consumer electronics and medical devices as well as air freight companies and retailers have urged the U.S. Department of Transportation to act against shippers of lithium and lithium ion rechargeable batteries that fail to comply with applicable air transportation safety regulations. "The failure of some shippers to comply with these requirements has been the root cause of virtually all of reported air cargo transport incidents," including the three most recent lithium battery incidents on the Federal Aviation Administration's list, the 19-member coalition states in a recent letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. more

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