LTL Freight Prohibited Items


Freight carriers may decline the pickup or transport of any items they deem unfit to travel via LTL Freight. Normally these rejections occur at pickup or prior to pickup if the commodity type provided is accurately represented.

If the carrier realizes during transit that the shipment includes a prohibited item, they may request that the shipment be rescued by another carrier or they will return it to origin. These actions normally come at an additional cost.

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to, the following:

▪ Ammunition, including but not limited to Class 1.4, cartridges, projectiles, primers, fuses
▪ Animal carcasses including taxidermy items
▪ Bank bills, currency, deeds, drafts, notes
▪ Carbon black or activated carbon
▪ Explosives, including but not limited to Class 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5)
▪ Firearms. Including but not limited to handguns, rifles, shotguns, assembled and un-assembled
▪ Freight requiring protection from heat
▪ Fresh cut flowers
▪ Human corpses or remains
▪ Jewelry other than costume or novelty
▪ Live plants or animals
▪ Hookah, CBD, vaping products, e-cigarettes, and vaping liquids
▪ Cigarettes, cigars, snuff, and other tobacco products
▪ Marijuana products, hemp, or illegal drugs
▪ Museum exhibits or articles of antiquity
▪ Original works of art
▪ Perishable food items
▪ Postage or revenue stamps
▪ Precious stones or metals
▪ Unlawful animal products (e.g., Ivory, fur, skin, fins)

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