Reverse logistics last year was punctuated by the record-breaking recall activity in the automotive industry, which created momentum that is now carrying into 2015. According to the Q4 Recall Index analysis from Stericycle, there was an unprecedented 74 million automotive units recalled throughout the year, an increase of 166 percent from 2013. Top affected products included air bags, which made up 34 percent of the total units recalled, and electrical systems, which impacted 31 percent of the units.
Transporting retail hazardous waste classified by the Environmental Protection Agency is not the standard in the world of trucking and transportation. There are multiple layers of complex logistics and risks involved in transporting this type of waste, making it a special niche within hazardous materials hauling.