How do I ship a hazmat with FedEx?

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Start by completing our Hazardous Materials Qualification for New Shippers online form, which must be submitted to FedEx Ground and approved before you can begin shipping hazardous materials. Contact your FedEx account executive if you have questions or call FedEx Customer Service at 1.800.

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Just so, what Cannot be shipped FedEx?

FedEx Prohibited Items The following items are currently prohibited for all global shipments through FedEx: All commodities valued over US$20,000 without approval. One-of-a-kind/irreplaceable articles such as artwork valued over US$500,000 each. Flammables with a flash point of 140 degrees Fahrenheit or less.

Also, can I ship paint via FedEx? FedEx only ships metal paint cans of hazardous liquids. Affix a red hazard label (OP-900 label), which you can obtain at a FedEx office, to the package and write the identification number for paint (UN1263) on each side of the box. Also, include a return address, or the package will not be shipped.

Accordingly, can you ship Freon FedEx?

Fedex Ground for ANY refrigerants. Refrigerants will be ONLY shipped via HAZ MAT Fedex Ground (excluded limitted quantities exceptions). Signature will be required upon arrival.

What is required to ship hazardous materials?

Shipping Hazardous Materials. The U.S. Department of Transportation requires training and certification before shipping hazardous materials, including hazardous chemicals, infectious substances, radioactive materials, compressed gases, dry ice, liquid nitrogen, lithium batteries and more.

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Does FedEx ship by weight or size?

Shipment Size and Weight Restrictions
With FedEx Express® U.S. services, you can ship packages up to 150 lbs.; up to 119" in length and 165" in length and girth. With FedEx Express international services, you can ship packages up to 150 lbs.; up to 108" in length and 130" in length and girth.

What Cannot be shipped by UPS?

Shipping prohibited articles on a contractual basis with UPS
Alcoholic Beverages. Animal products, non-domesticated (e.g., mother of pearl inlay, snakeskin watch bands) Articles of high/unusual value. Biological substances, Category B and exempt human or animal specimens.

How do I ship via FedEx?

Get the package to FedEx.
  1. Plan your shipment based on destination.
  2. Ensure the item can be shipped.
  3. Package the item.
  4. Determine which shipping service is best for your needs.
  5. Create shipping labels.
  6. Choose additional delivery options and special services if needed.
  7. Print and attach the FedEx label.

How much is FedEx shipping?

Ship More for Less Than You Think
Packaging Type 7 Local 8 0–150 miles Regional8 151–600 miles
FedEx Envelope $8.50 $9.05
FedEx Pak $8.75 $9.65
FedEx Small Box $9.50 $10.90
FedEx Medium Box $12.35 $14.85

Are FedEx shipping boxes free?


UPS, FedEx, and USPS all offer their customers free shipping supplies delivered straight to your desired address for free. This includes mostly branded supplies like boxes, label pouches, customs forms and the like. A valid physical address to receive packages.

Can you send checks through FedEx?

FedEx prohibits the shipment of cash so visit a bank or other authorized provider to obtain a cashier's check and fill it out with the name of the recipient. Cashier's checks print on paper with carbon copies so you can keep the carbon copy while sending the actual check.

What Cannot be shipped internationally?

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. Gasoline. Marijuana (medical or otherwise) Nail Polish.

Can I use my own box for FedEx?

General Packaging Guidelines
Use FedEx Express packaging for FedEx Express package shipments only; any other use is prohibited. You may use your own packaging if boxes are sturdy and undamaged with all flaps intact.

Is it illegal to ship airbags?

One of the biggest misconceptions we hear is that air bags can just be thrown in a box and shipped. This couldn't be farther from the truth. Air Bags that are removed and packaged for shipment are regulated by DOT Hazmat safety standards. Which means shipping them in any old package is illegal.

How much is HazMat Shipping?


When the HazMat fee was first introduced, it was $2.50 per package, but quickly went up to $5.00. It has gradually gone up over the years, but as David pointed out, it's the carriers who are charging the fee to cover their costs for the government mandates.

Can FedEx ship liquids?

Sturdy outer packaging.
Note that there are specific labeling and possibly packaging guidelines if you are shipping human/biological specimens using FedEx. FedEx also prohibits containers of liquids with a volume exceeding 8 gallons (32 liters) or 70 lbs. in weight for FedEx Ground and SameDay City.

How do I ship hazardous materials with UPS?

For each hazardous materials package, UPS requires shippers to affix an authorized UPS Shipping Paper or Shipper's Declaration (for IATA shipments, three copies of the DG Dec are required) to each package, and to complete an entry in the UPS Shipper's Certification of Hazardous Materials (end of day manifest for

Does FedEx Ship Hoverboards?

FedEx Express handles both types of properly identified batteries and products containing them. For example, FedEx Express recently placed restrictions on shipping used hoverboards, including those removed from original packaging.

How do you ship paint?

Make sure that the lid on the metal paint can is secured tightly. Wrap the paint can in bubble paper and secure with packing tape. Insert the wrapped paint can in the plastic box and make sure that it is screwed closed. This secondary packaging must be sealed tightly in order to prevent possible leaks during shipping.

Can you ship freon?


The United States Postal Service has a lot of regulations concerning what it will ship and what it will not. You can mail Freon through the USPS but only by ground and it involves a lot of paperwork, certifications and labeling regulations.

What are 1.4 explosives?

1.1 — Explosives with a mass explosion hazard. ( nitroglycerin/dynamite, ANFO) 1.2 — Explosives with a blast/projection hazard. 1.3 — Explosives with a minor blast hazard. ( rocket propellant, display fireworks) 1.4Explosives with a major fire hazard. (

Who needs DOT training?

The Department of Transportation (49 CFR 172.704) makes training mandatory for almost anyone who handles hazardous materials, regardless of the amount. Training is required for employees who perform any of the following job functions: Determine which shipments are subject to hazardous materials regulations.