Hazardous Materials

Shipments of hazardous materials and hazardous substances are subject to 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 100-179, as amended and supplemented from time to time.

Forwarder will only accept Hazardous Materials in limited circumstances, with prior written notice and agreement. Customer agrees that all such HazMats shall be properly packaged, identified and placarded for the rigors of transportation in accord with industry guidelines. In no circumstance does Forwarder undertake to perform or provide for any of the services of an offeror under 49 C.F.R. 171, nor shall it be considered an offer or required to register as such under 49 C.F.R. 107. Forwarder will transmit information received from the Shipper to the Carrier, but reasonably relies on customer to accurately describe the freight and request the appropriate means of carriage. Customer will be responsible for the cost of decontamination and/or rehabilitation of the container or any other shipping conveyance. Customer shall further indemnify Forwarder, from the cost of any spill, response, mitigation, fines and penalties, clean up, and ultimate disposal resulting from the transportation, handling or storage of hazardous materials.

Any hazardous material found not in conformance with this section may be warehoused at the owner's risk and expense or destroyed without compensation. A $50,000 charge as liquidated damages will be assessed against the Shipper and/or Consignor for each and every shipment of hazardous materials tendered to Forwarder in violation of this section, and such liquidated damages represent the reasonable approximation of Forwarder’s anticipated damages.