|The purpose of documenting a hazardous materials shipment is to provide the
carrier with vital handling and emergency response information to use as the
package is transported. The DOT requires specific information to be placed on a
document referred to by the DOT as a shipping paper. UPS requires the use of a
unique multipart shipping paper to easily transport your package through the
many exchange points of its network. An individual UPS Shipping Paper is
required on each hazardous materials package.
The DOT requires the following information on the
UPS also requires that you include your shipper number and a reference number
(customer reference information; consignee's name, city and state or UPS
Tracking Number). See UPS Shipping Papers for details on completing this
Emergency telephone number in conjunction with
the E.R. Registrant information (when required)
Proper shipping name §172.202(a)(1)
Class or division number §172.202(a)(2)
Identification number §172.202(a)(3)
Packing group number §172.202(a)(4)
Additional description(s) required
Other regulatory information such as "Limited
Quantity" or "LTD QTY," DOT exemption/special permit
number, and EX numbers
Number and type of packages
Quantity of material §172.202(a)(5)
Certification and signature §172.204(a)
The shipper's certification statement is a legally binding declaration
stating the package has been prepared in compliance with all aspects of the HMR.
The UPS shipping paper includes the certification statement and must be signed
by the shipper.
The UPS shipping paper also includes the statement, "This shipment is within
the limitations prescribed for: Passenger Aircraft/Cargo Aircraft Only (delete
non-applicable)." The "Cargo Aircraft Only" wording must be marked out to
indicate that your package is prepared under the regulations for passenger
aircraft unless the package contains a cargo aircraft only (CAO) quantity.
In this case, the Passenger Aircraft section should be marked out.
Separate from the shipping paper, the UPS Shipper's Certification for
Hazardous Materials is a manifest for all the hazardous materials picked up from
a single address by a UPS vehicle. This document allows the UPS driver to
legally transport the hazardous materials packages to a UPS facility.
If you have any questions about shipping hazardous materials with UPS, please
call the UPS Hazardous Materials Support Center at 1-800-554-9964.