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Dangerous Goods

We do NOT provide "Dangerous Goods" or "Hazardous Material" services. We will, however, accept dry ice and bio-medical materials.

Dry ice shipments - prepared in accordance with IATA regulations - do not require a Shipper's Declaration, and there is no special handling fee for transporting dry ice at this time. However, dry ice must be entered under the Special Instructions section of A1Express or specified when placing an order via telephone. All dry ice shipments require package marking and labeling. A-1Express is not required to add dry ice to packages in our system.

Blood, urine, fluids, and other liquid diagnostic specimens containing infectious substances, are considered "Dangerous Goods". Non-infectious blood, urine, fluids, and other liquid diagnostic specimens must be packed to meet specific applicable local, state and federal laws.

Shippers must also comply with all applicable local, state and federal laws governing packing, marking and labeling of shipments of blood and blood-related products regardless of whether they are infectious.

Any package/shipment with an odor or any package that is wet or leaking will NOT be accepted for carriage. If a shipment damages or contaminates any property, the shipper will be held responsible and will reimburse A-1Express for any and/or all costs, fees and expenses incurred in connection with such damage or contamination.

A-1Express reserve the right to refuse "Dangerous Goods" or any questionable materials at any location where they cannot be accepted in accordance with applicable law.

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) regulates the movement of "Dangerous Goods" by all modes of transportation. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is a branch of the DOT that oversees "Dangerous Goods" shipments by air. When A-1Express' carriers encounter improperly declared or undeclared shipment of "Dangerous Goods", we are required by law to report the packages to the DOT. Penalties for such shipments can range up to $500,000 and five years in jail.

The DOT and FAA also requires every shipper to have job-specific "Dangerous Goods" training prior to offering a "Dangerous Goods" shipment to A-1Express or any other carrier.

Dry Shippers/Dewars - meeting the note in IATA regulations (Packing Instruction 202) - must have an indication on the outer package that the shipment is not restricted or non-hazardous.

United States' domestic shippers who omit the technical name under the provisions of USG-14 must indicate on the Shipper's Declaration that their material falls under the provisions of USG-14 for "NOS" or generic proper shipping names.