FedEx® DG Ready

Use the FedEx DG Ready program to give you added confidence that your dangerous goods (DG) or hazardous materials (hazmat) shipment is ready to offer to FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, or FedEx Freight.

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Ship DG and hazmat with confidence

When preparing DG or hazmat shipments, be aware of potential documentation errors before you ship with FedEx DG Ready. Simply choose a FedEx DG Ready software solution and enter your DG declaration or hazmat shipping paper information online. Your software solution will electronically transmit the data to FedEx for preliminary validation and acceptance before you ship.1 If there’s an error, you’ll be notified, and, you'll have the opportunity to correct it. Once your shipment receives preliminary validation, you’re ready to complete other DG and hazmat shipping requirements, label, and ship.

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Get help with more DG and hazmat shipping requirements

DG and hazmat shipments must meet many regulatory requirements beyond the DG declaration or hazmat shipping paper. A FedEx DG Ready software solution may also offer guidance for packaging, marking, and labeling shipments, as well as other convenient features.2 When you’re choosing a FedEx DG Ready solution, check to see what additional guidance and features are available.

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Integrate to reduce errors and save time

You can save valuable preparation time and avoid duplicate data entry by integrating with a FedEx DG Ready solution and the new label generation options available in FedEx Web Services and FedEx Ship Manager® Server integrated solutions.3 Being fully integrated ensures that your FedEx shipping labels match the requirements of the specific DG declaration and hazmat shipping paper you validated using a FedEx DG Ready solution.

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Frequently asked questions

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How does FedEx DG Ready work?

Choose a FedEx DG Ready software solution to complete your DG declaration or hazmat shipping paper online. Your software solution will electronically transmit the data to FedEx for preliminary validation and acceptance before you ship.1 If there’s an error or missing data, your FedEx DG Ready software solution notifies you, so you can fix it. Once your shipment receives preliminary validation, you’re ready to complete other DG and hazmat shipping requirements, label, and ship.

Why should I use FedEx DG Ready?

A FedEx DG Ready software solution can give you added confidence that your DG or hazmat shipment is ready to offer to FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, or FedEx Freight. Your software solution can electronically transmit your data to FedEx for preliminary validation and alert you about errors before you offer your DG or hazmat shipment to FedEx.

Will using a FedEx DG Ready software solution ensure that my DG and hazmat shipments are compliant?

The FedEx DG Ready program is an electronic pre-inspection shipping aid that greatly reduces the chances that your FedEx Express® DG or FedEx Ground® hazmat shipment will be rejected due to an improperly prepared DG declaration or hazmat shipping paper. The program cannot guarantee the absence of all declaration or shipping paper errors or other errors that may ultimately cause a shipment to be rejected upon FedEx final physical inspection. Individuals tendering a shipment containing DG or hazmat items are responsible for ensuring the shipment is properly classified, packaged, marked, labeled, and identified as DG or hazmat, and includes the correct DG or hazmat documentation.

Will I be able to print my labels with FedEx DG Ready?

FedEx DG Ready label generation options are available only with FedEx Web Services and FedEx Ship Manager Server versions 2016 or later releases. Not all FedEx compatible 3rd party shipping solutions may offer access to FedEx DG Ready label generation options. FedEx DG Ready label generation options are not available for DG and hazmat services that can be shipped using only a manual airbill, manual shipping label, or Bill of Lading, such as FedEx International Premium® freight services, FedEx Ground® Package Returns Program (pre-approved hazmat shippers only), and all FedEx Freight® (LTL) hazmat shipments. Customers shipping DG or hazmat items on a manual (non-automated) airbill or Bill of Lading can still use a FedEx DG Ready solution as an electronic pre-inspection shipping aid, but must manually enter the tracking number from their shipping document into the FedEx DG Ready software solution.

Do I have to use a FedEx DG Ready solution for documentation?

You do not have to use a FedEx DG Ready software solution. You can continue to use your current provider or your current process, as long as it meets current FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, or FedEx Freight requirements. However, you won’t have the same level of confidence that your DG or hazmat shipment is ready to offer to FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, or FedEx Freight. You may not be alerted to errors, before you ship, that can cause delays and last-minute surprises.

Do I still have to receive DG/hazmat training?

As the shipper, you are required to be trained to handle DG and hazmat shipments. Receiving training and maintaining your certification are your responsibility.

Which FedEx DG Ready solutions fit your needs? Explore your options.

FedEx DG Ready Solution Provider Software FedEx Express (IATA/ICA0) FedEx Ground (49-CFR) FedEx Freight (49-CFR) Provides Marking, Labeling, Packaging instructions Specific DG Class/Division (Class 7 Radioactive) API or Web Interface
Labelmaster DGIS yes yes yes yes no API
Bureau of Dangerous Goods, Ltd. ShipHazmat yes yes yes yes yes Web Interface
EZ-Ship Softwares, Inc. EZ-Ship yes yes yes yes no API and Web Interface
Dangerous Goods Council Haz-Shipper yes yes yes yes yes API and Web Interface
Hazmat Software LLC ShipEasy Platinum yes yes yes yes no API and Web Interface
DGM Software Development Group DGOffice yes no no yes yes API and Web Interface

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Labelmaster

Founded nearly 50 years ago, Labelmaster specializes in helping companies — big and small — comply with the complex and ever-changing regulations governing DG and hazardous materials.

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Dangerous Goods Council

Dangerous Goods Council, Inc. (DGC) is a recognized leader in the dangerous goods compliance field since 1991. DGC produces and supports a full compliance technology software program, Haz-Shipper, which is used by thousands of companies worldwide.

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Bureau of Dangerous Goods

The Bureau of Dangerous Goods, Ltd. (est. 1982) offers a multitude of hazardous materials training courses, compliance software, and consulting solutions.

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Hazmat Software LLC

Hazmat Software LLC develops hazmat-enabled shipping solutions. With ShipEasy Platinum, our simple "Point - Click - Ship" process allows you to create required hazmat shipping documents in seconds.

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EZ-Ship Softwares

Shipping hazardous materials doesn’t have to be complicated. With EZ-Ship, creating fully compliant shipping documents is a breeze. And with our visual shipping guide and lithium battery guide, you’ll be compliant every time.

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DGM Software Development

DGOffice is the online software solution that contains everything to manage all your dangerous goods related activities. It fulfills required documentation, labeling needs and much more – all in one system.

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Important Notices

1. The FedEx DG Ready program is an electronic pre-inspection shipping aid that greatly reduces the chances that your FedEx Express DG or FedEx Ground hazmat shipment will be rejected due to an improperly prepared DG shipping declaration or hazmat shipping paper. The program cannot guarantee the absence of all DG declaration or hazmat shipping paper errors or other errors that may ultimately cause a shipment to be rejected upon FedEx final physical inspection. Individuals tendering a shipment containing DG or hazmat items are responsible for ensuring the shipment is properly classified, packaged, marked, labeled, and identified as DG or hazmat, and includes the correct DG or hazmat documentation.

2. FedEx makes no warranty or claim as to the accuracy or completeness of any DG or hazmat shipping guidance or document provided by any 3rd party DG or hazmat software solution participating in the FedEx DG Ready program. Please carefully read all terms and conditions of any FedEx DG Ready software solution before use.

3. FedEx DG Ready shipping transaction options are available only with FedEx Web Services and FedEx Ship Manager Server versions 2016 or later releases. Not all FedEx compatible 3rd party shipping solutions may offer access to FedEx DG Ready shipping transaction options. FedEx DG Ready shipping transactions are currently available for most FedEx Express DG and FedEx Ground hazmat services. FedEx DG Ready shipping transaction options are not available for DG and hazmat services that can be shipped using only a manual airbill, manual shipping label, or Bill of Lading, such as FedEx International Premium Freight services, FedEx Ground Package Returns Program (pre-approved hazmat shippers only), and all FedEx Freight (LTL) hazmat shipments. Customers shipping DG or hazmat items on a manual (non-automated) airbill or Bill of Lading can still use a FedEx DG Ready solution as an electronic pre-inspection shipping aid, but must manually enter the tracking number from their shipping document into the FedEx DG Ready software solution.