Hazardous Materials Qualification

For New FedEx Ground Shippers

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This FedEx Ground Hazardous Materials Qualification for New FedEx Ground Shippers (“Qualification”), Form OP-910, confirms Shipper’s receipt of the FedEx Ground Hazardous Materials shipping information, and represents Shipper’s agreement to read, understand and fully comply with the FedEx Ground Hazardous Materials shipping program.  FedEx Ground requires every Shipper interested in shipping Hazardous Materials with FedEx Ground to certify to FedEx Ground that the Shipper will fully comply with all FedEx Ground Hazardous Materials program requirements, as well as all applicable laws and regulations. 


Hazardous Materials

The shipper has reviewed FedEx Ground’s Hazardous Materials shipping requirements at https://www.fedex.com/en-us/service-guide/hazardous-materials.html.

Shipper understands they must produce computer-generated hazardous materials documents, including the hazardous materials certification and shipping papers. The system must generate an electronic data interchange in which the hazardous materials shipment details are sent to FedEx via EDI.

Shipper understands those hazardous materials considered prohibited or acceptable by FedEx Ground, as indicated at http://www.fedex.com/us/service-guide/our-services/dangerous-goods-hazmat/index.html. FedEx Ground reserves the right to refuse to accept, return to Shipper or dispose of any hazardous materials package which is not fully compliant with applicable U.S. Department of Transportation (“U.S. D.O.T.”) regulations and/or FedEx Ground hazardous materials shipping requirements.  Hazardous materials packages found in the FedEx Ground system which are not properly prepared, or which contain hazardous materials prohibited by FedEx Ground, will be returned or held for Shipper pickup.  If the Shipper refuses to pick up or make other arrangements for delivery, the Shipper shall reimburse FedEx Ground for all costs and fees of any type connected with the legal disposal of the shipment.

Shipper understands that hazardous materials are not accepted on a Call Tag Pickup or any return services. 

Shipper understands FedEx Ground policy on combination packages containing liquid hazardous materials, including inner container requirements.

Shipper understands all hazard class 6.1 Poisons and 4.3 Dangerous When Wet shipments must be packages in special permit packaging which exempts the use of a hazard label or according to 49cfr 173.13. 

Shipper understands Drums and Pails are limited to 8 gallons and total package weight is limited to 70 lbs. in the FedEx Ground network.

Shipper understands FedEx Ground policy on Paint and Metal Paint-Type cans with friction-fitted lids must have a minimum of 6 clips or a retaining ring on each lid for a gallon container, 5 clips or a retaining ring on each lid for quarts, and 4 clips or a retaining ring for pints.

Shipper understands the FedEx Ground policy on the return of a damaged hazardous materials package.  All damaged or leaking hazardous materials packages may be properly repackaged, prepared in accordance with applicable U.S. D.O.T. regulations, and returned to the Shipper.  The undamaged portion of a damaged hazardous materials shipment will be returned to the Shipper for recycling, reprocessing, or disposal.  If the Shipper refuses to accept the returned shipment, or if the shipment cannot be returned to Shipper, the Shipper is responsible for and shall reimburse FedEx Ground for all costs and fees of any type connected with the legal disposal of the shipment, as well as all costs and fees of any type connected with cleanup of any spill or leakage.

Shipper understands how to and agrees to properly classify, describe, package, mark and label a hazardous materials package prior to tendering such package to FedEx Ground.

Shipper understands hazardous materials shipments are limited to 70 lbs. in the FedEx Ground Network.

Shipper understands that FedEx Ground will accept limited quantities that are not packaged in UN Performance Oriented Packaging (P.O.P.) only if the package meets the FedEx Ground “Non-Specification” or “Strong Outer Packaging” standards as listed at https://www.fedex.com/en-us/service-guide/hazardous-materials/how-to-ship.html in addition the requirements listed in the Hazardous Material Regulations including 49CFR173.24 and 49CFR173.24a.

Shipper understands that FedEx Ground can only ship hazardous materials, including ORM-D/Limited Quantity, via standard ground service in the 48 contiguous states.  Hazardous materials are not accepted to Alaska, Hawaii or Canada. Consumer Commodity ORM-D or Limited Quantities materials are acceptable for shipment into Canada. 

Shipper has read and understands the training requirements described in 49 CFR 172.704 and is prepared to provide proof of training upon request.

Shipper understands that FedEx Ground does not accept hazardous materials of any type or amounts which require placarding under 49 CFR 172, Subpart F.  As such, Shipper agrees not to tender to FedEx Ground hazardous materials of any type or amount for a single vehicle that would require placarding under 49 CFR 172, Subpart F without the express written approval of FedEx Ground.

If Shipper is qualified to ship hazardous materials with FedEx Ground, the term of this Qualification shall be for one year from the date set forth below.  This Qualification shall automatically be renewed for successive one-year periods unless terminated by either FedEx Ground or Shipper.  Either party may terminate this Qualification at any time upon thirty (30) days written notice to the other party.

FedEx Ground reserves the right to terminate this Qualification immediately with respect to the transportation of hazardous materials if Shipper fails to comply fully with any provisions of this Qualification, FedEx Ground shipping requirements, or applicable laws and regulations.

By submitting below, Shipper’s duly authorized representative attests that Shipper has received, read and understands the requirements of the FedEx Ground Hazardous Materials program.  The Shipper understands and agrees to comply fully with all applicable laws and regulations, as well as FedEx Ground requirements, including but not limited to the provisions governing the acceptance and transportation of hazardous materials in the FedEx Ground network as set forth in the FedEx Ground Tariff under “Hazardous Materials” hereby incorporated by reference.  Compliance with the aforementioned regulations and requirements is the Shipper’s sole responsibility.  No representations made by FedEx Ground will make FedEx Ground liable for Shipper’s compliance responsibilities.  Questions regarding shipping Hazardous Materials via FedEx Ground can be answered by calling 1.800.Go.FedEx.  Questions regarding Hazardous Materials Transportation Regulations and Classifications should be directed to the U.S. D.O.T. at 1.800.467.4922.


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