How to Ship Hazmat Auto Parts in 4 Easy Steps – RevolutionParts

#1. Get Certified

Without the proper certification, your dealership could be fined up to $75,000! Even minor errors in your paperwork or packaging can delay shipments and upset your customers (not to mention that mistakes could cause public safety issues).

Before you start shipping hazmat items, you need to go through special training with your shipping carrier. You can attend a public seminar or arrange for an in-house seminar, depending on what your carrier offers.

The seminar will cover all the information you’ll need to know about paperwork, packing materials, labels, and more. You are required to have this certification renewed every three years.

FedEx’s guide for how to ship hazardous materials is the most straightforward and can give you a basic idea of the steps. You can read more about UPS’s rules for hazmat shipping here and USPS shipping standards here.

Don’t be afraid to talk with your shipping carrier before you start fulfilling online parts orders if you forgot something covered during the seminar. Not adhering to these rules can lead to huge fines and legal trouble for your dealership, so calling your shipping provider is a good way to ensure you don’t miss any steps.

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