|Chem One Ltd||September 2018|
Lots of concern on the impact of tariffs against China. The latest proposed round hit inorganic chemicals. Click here for the updated; Tariff List Whether they are short term or long term is anyone’s guess. A small portion of our products come from China and none of our core products are from China resulting in limited impact. Those core products are the Chem One manufactured Copper Sulfate, Sodium Sulfide, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Potassium Hydroxide briquettes. We also have other products that are non-Chinese. (Product list)It’s a perfect time to consider Zinc Sulfate. (Product flyer). We have 35.5% granular, powder, and mini-prill available in pallet and truckload quantities. Fall is around the corner and we have our fall fertilizer program running.
We are proud to announce that we were awarded the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) 2018 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award in August. We are fully committed to all our compliance, health, safety and environmental programs and every day make the choice as a company to do the right thing, but to be recognized for this commitment is a great honor.
Chem One will be closed on September 3rd. May we take this opportunity to wish you and your families a safe and happy Labor Day.
Potassium Hydroxide Flake
We have reported throughout this year about the carrier crisis that is affecting all of us, the largest factor of that crisis is the huge driver shortage that is happening and will continue to happen as the existing drivers age.
Federal law makers have introduced the DRIVE-Safe Act (S.3352), “Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy.” This bill will allow drivers ages 18 to 21 with a valid commercial driving license (CDL) to drive a truck across state lines. Currently, most states allow individuals to obtain commercial driver licenses (CDLs) at age 18, however, prohibit drivers from moving goods across state lines until they are 21.
The DRIVE-Safe Act will help train tomorrow’s truck drivers by equipping them with training that goes far above current standards. Under this legislation, a CDL driver must complete a two-step program of additional training that is paired with rigorous performance milestones. A driver must complete 400 hours of on-duty time and 240 hours of driving time with an experienced driver in the vehicle with them. All trucks used in the training program must be equipped with up to date safety technology, including active braking collision mitigation systems, video event capture technology, and a speed governor set at 65 miles per hour or below.
This program not only offers the incoming workforce with an opportunity to access a high paying profession without a high cost college degree, it also heightens training programs and safety initiatives above and beyond current requirements. And of course, will go far to assisting with the driver shortage crisis throughout the US.
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