HCB was established in 1980 to help those involved in the transport of dangerous goods to keep up to date with changing regulations.
The magazine continues to cover regulatory developments and to bring its readers news of products and services that aim to make their operations safer or more efficient.
The magazine covers the transport of all kinds of dangerous goods, but particularly liquid chemicals, liquefied gases, explosives and radioactive materials. It covers transport by all modes: road, rail, maritime (bulk and packaged), inland waterway and air. Its coverage is also global in scope, covering not only North America and Western Europe but also the Far East, South-East Asia, Australasia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. HCB has full-time writers based in the US and in Poland and a network of part-time contributors in Singapore, India, Brazil, Zambia and elsewhere.