March 16, 2009 Newsletter

March 16, 2009 Newsletter

COMPETITION TIME

We’re very pleased to announce that the first winner of the DGMail competition is James Covais of MCR Oil Tools. CONGRATULATIONS – a framed autographed photograph of Matt Schaub will be sent to you soon.

So it’s a new month, which means a NEW COMPETITION! Up for grabs is an iPod Shuffle and an iTunes Gift Card.

So this month’s question is…..

What hazard label needs to be affixed to a motor car which has not crated?

E-mail your answers to DGMail@dgm-usa.com

TSA NEWS

Is your company prepared for the August TSA screening regulations?

In August of ’97 congress mandated legislation which will require 100% of cargo to be security screened prior to being loaded onto a passenger aircraft, many companies have opted to become CCSF (Certified Cargo Screening Facility), and although not essential, industry is concerned that there will be significant carrier delays, cargo backlogs and an increase in transit times, potentially leading to some pretty disgruntled clients!

The TSA have a Certified Cargo Screening Facilities (CCSF) endorsement program for: –

Shipping Facilities, Manufacturing Facilities, Third Party Logistic companies, Warehouse / Distribution Facilities, Freight Forwarders, or Independent Screening Facilities, all of whom can apply to be become a CCSF. If you’d like more information on this process, please contact me.

There are also exemptions for hazmat cargo, so if you’d like this information, please forward your questions to DGMail@dgm-usa.com

Success always comes when preparation meets opportunity. – Henry Hartman

Challenges of the global economy

“ These are interesting times” we are hearing this more and more often, but is this a curse or an opportunity?

We are all going to have to work, harder, smarter, to meet the coming challenges of the global economic climate!

Companies are reassessing costs report and they’ve realized retention of their skilled employees rather than retrenching, is a lesson they learnt from the last dip in the economy.

So perhaps it is time to reconsider your own skills? Do you have the training and requirements you need to move your hazmat shipments, effectively and efficiently? Our complete training schedule is online at www.dgm-usa.com or contact Kerry at training@dgm-usa.com

The world is changing at a very fast pace, we need to keep up with these changes and trends. Who would ever have dreamt that pirates would affect our routing of shipping?

We certainly are living in interesting times… very interesting time, without a shadow of a doubt.

IN LOVING MEMORY

It is with a very heavy heart, that DGM lost a close friend and family member. Wendy Lynn Snipes, loving wife of Lyle (Snipes Delivery Services) and mother to Shannon Sawyer (DGM Accounts Department) lost her brave fight with cancer on the 27th February.

At the time of Wendy’s diagnosis, Wendy and Lyle unfortunately did not have any health insurance, therefore their medical bills have gone through the roof. A Benefit in Wendy’s honor will be held on Sunday April 5, 2009 to help absorb some of the medical bills and burial costs.

For more information about the Benefit, or any donations that your company may be able to make to a silent auction please contact Shannon at shannons@dgm-usa.com