Hazardous / Hazmat items


Shipments with Hazardous materials will not generate an LTL Instant Rate if the hazardous materials' checkbox is selected during the quoting process on uShip.

Hazardous material means a substance or material that the Secretary of Transportation has determined is capable of posing an unreasonable risk to health, safety, and property when transported in commerce, and has designated as hazardous under section 5103 of Federal hazardous materials' transportation law (49 U.S.C. 5103). The term includes hazardous substances, hazardous wastes, marine pollutants, elevated temperature materials, materials designated as hazardous in the Hazardous Materials Table (see 49 CFR 172.101). There are also items freight carriers consider to be prohibited and you can read more about that here.

In the event that a shipper willingly or accidentally ships hazardous materials without clicking the Hazardous checkbox, during the quoting process, the carrier will need certain information to be written on the BOL before pickup. The customer should know all of this information, uShip can not assist in this matter. The exact information required may vary by carrier, but the basic requirements are listed below. 

  • UN Number: Four-digit number used to identify hazardous chemicals or classes of hazardous materials worldwide
  • Hazard class: There are 9 classes of Hazardous Materials, which you can see here
  • Emergency Response Name and Phone Number: 24-hour emergency phone number and contact in case of emergency
  • Mkt Place CAN NOT accommodate or rescue hazmat shipments either. 

Note, there will be additional charges on a shipment in the event that you ship hazardous materials on uShip. uShip does not rate on hazardous materials and as such we are not responsible for the additional charges as a result of someone shipping them without our knowledge.


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