Shipping Papers

As regulations around DG shipping get more complicated, errors like incorrectly filling out shipping papers by using wrong numbers, exclusion of information, incorrect information, and others issues cause frequent shipping violations. Below are specific violations and their solutions.


Offeror Requirements

All hazardous materials

Failure to include a proper shipping name in the shipping description or using an incorrect proper shipping name:

Cite: 172.202.

Baseline assessment: $1,000 - $2,000

Failure to include a hazard class/division number in the shipping description:

Cite: 172.202.

Baseline assessment: $1,000 - $2,000

Failure to include an identification number in the shipping description:

Cite: 172.202.

Baseline assessment: $1,200 - $2,500

Using an incorrect hazard class

Cite: 172.202.

Baseline assessment: $1,000 - $7,500

Using an incorrect identification number

172.202.

Baseline assessment: $1,000 - $7,500

Failure to include the Packing Group or using an incorrect Packing Group:

Cite: 172.202.

Baseline assessment: $1,300 - $1,700

Failure to provide a shipping paper for a shipment of hazardous materials or accepting hazardous materials for transportation without a shipping paper:

Cite: 172.201, 177.817(a).

Baseline assessment: $3,700 - $7,500

This website is designed to provide accurate information regarding the subject matter covered. The violations listed can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations 49-Parts 100-185, revised as of 10-1-13. Early Edition published by Labelmaster. Pages 41-54. Every effort has been made to provide a simplified guide consistent with the various applicable regulations. However, if there is a discrepancy, the regulations are the final authority.