About TDG: Our Projects
Dangerous Goods (Hazmat) Penalty Mitigation Consulting
Large international drug store chain (8+ Billion Annual Revenues)
Penalty mitigation and operational audit of large (500,000 sq foot DC operation) distribution center shipping operations.
Received $75,000 proposed penalty for “excepted” lithium coin cell shipment. Provided training for company managers and supported outside counsel in the penalty mitigation process.
Large Fragrance and Flavoring Company manufacturing thousands of flavors and fragrances
Received $80,000 proposed penalty for 1.5 oz bottle of Tea Tree oil that was unexpectedly expedited and shipped undeclared by air (was not considered “flammable” by ground transport). Provided initial and recurrent training as well as support to counsel in responding to the penalty action. We also created a customized online training program for their employees that focused specifically on their products.
Auto Parts Manufacturer
Assisted in mitigation of a $50,000 penalty for shipping a can of prototype paint to the parent company in Japan.
Large consumer products catalog retailer
Helped mitigate $60,000 penalty for shipment of aerosols.
Large sporting goods catalog retailer
Helped mitigate $55,000 penalty and created custom CD-ROM training programs for their own company trainers to administer to hundreds of warehouse and line personnel.
Large Japanese heavy machinery company
$70,000 proposed penalty for shipment of custom spray paint to their client to repair cosmetic damage to their compressors. Worked with corporate counsel and provided onsite and web-based training as well as establishing procedures manual for shipping operations.
Air-Gun products manufacturer and distributor
Fined for incorrectly shipping “Green Gas” that was mistakenly declared as an ORM-D when it was not, in fact, eligible. Provided consulting and training as well as penalty mitigation support.
Automotive Parts Distributor
One of the largest independent auto parts dealers in Texas. Assisted with penalty mitigation and provided onsite and instructor-training for DC personnel.
Audio Visual Equipment Supplier
Supported response to FAA penalty action for shipping “excepted” lithium ion batteries (including Lithium Iron Phosphate) and provided ongoing training.
One of the worlds largest
This company was facing
a fine of $50,000 for shipping an undeclared consumer commodity. TDG attended
meetings with the FAA and mapped out a plan for reducing the proposed
penalty through the creation of new procedures manuals, process flow documentation
and training programs.
Air Freight Operations Training
Helped establish the classroom version of the IATA/FIATA
Cargo Agent Training Program in the United States in 1993. Currently,
Jim Powell has taught the class for over 11 years and trained thousands
of US freight forwarder employees in this important course.
In recent years TDG has been provided logistics
sales training for two of the top five forwarders in the world (BAX Global
& Excel) and has trained over 250 sales executives, country managers
and MD's in London, Singapore, the Philippines and throughout the US.
Helped establish the "Customized Logistics"
Division of North American Van Lines.