UPS™ Dangerous Goods (DG) USA Domestic Shipping

Directions on how to ship general dangerous goods through DesktopShipper Cloud with CFR49 and IATA guidelines

  1. Enter the DesktopShipper Platform and in the Orders tab, select the Ready to Ship truck icon.


  2. On the orders interface, select the Manage Dangerous Goods option. 


  3. Select the Add Dangerous Goods plus icon. 


  4. On the Chemical Records interface, type in the corresponding 4 digit UN number pertaining to your dangerous goods in the Id Number text box and select the UPS™ button. Please see below chemical table links for UN number references:

    49CFR - Applicable for ground and air shipments within the US and shipments from the US to Canada. (chemical table for 49CRF here.)

    IATA - Applicable for air shipments within the US. (chemical table for IATA here.)

    ADR - The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road is known as ADR. Countries that have signed the ADR agreement are required to comply with the regulations for transporting dangerous goods on the ground in Europe. UPS operates in accordance with the provisions of section 1.1.3.6. (chemical table for ADR here.)




  5. On the Chemical Detail interface, select the title relevant to your dangerous goods. Note that if there are duplicate titles, each title represents a different combination of Regulation Set, Chemical Type, Packaging Group Type, and Transport Type


  6. This should open the options below. Regulation Set and Chemical Type should be set to either 49CFR or IATA. For reference, 49CFR is only applicable for ground and air shipments within the US and shipments from the US to Canada. IATA is only applicable for air shipments within the US. Below values can be found in the chemical tables in the 49CFR and IATA links above. Fill in relevant blanks and press the +Select button.


  7. On the Package Quantity Limits interface, click the on relevant transportation for your DG.


  8. Note that Quantity, Unit of Measure, and Packaging Instruction Code are pre-populated with the current requirements. The value pre-populated in the Quantity field indicates the maximum quantity for the DG. Without changing any values, press the +Select button.

  9. This should direct you back to the Chemical Records interface.  Input the following in the corresponding text fields:
    Technical Name- Appropriate name of DG shown on the chemical tables
    DOT Special Permit - Department of Transportation Special Permit
    Regulated Level - See here for reference.
    Quantity - Quantity of DG you have
    Quantity Unit of Measure - Unit of measure shown in step 8.
    Packaging Type - Appropriate packaging material for your DG.
    Hazard Label - Description of your DG. (None/Toxic/Poison/Dangerous When Wet)

    Press on the Add button on the top right hand corner once the Dangerous Goods Info is completed. 


  10. On the Dangerous Goods interface, ensure that all pertinent fields are filled in. Once finished, press the Close button on the bottom right hand corner of the Dangerous Goods interface.



  11. This should direct you back to the order summary. Press the Other Services button. 


  12. Click on the Dangerous Good to check mark it on the list. This will ensure that the appropriate DG pricing is applied to the order summary.


  13. Check that the Dangerous Goods pricing has been applied in the Shipment Cost Summary and ship once all the relevant text fields are accurate. If you do not see it in the shipment cost summary, press the $Re-Rate button.

Extra Information:

Sub Risk Class/Class Division Number:

Class Description
1 Explosives
2.1 Flammable Gas
2.2 Non-flammable, non-toxic gases
2.3 Toxic gases
3 Flammable liquids
4.1 flammable solids, self-reactive substances and solid desensitized explosives
4.2 Substances liable to spontaneous combustion
4.3 Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases
5.1 Oxidizing substances
5.2 Organic peroxides
6.1 Toxic substances
6.2 Infectious substances
7 Radioactive material
8 Corrosive substances
9 Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles

Packaging Group Type
values can be found in the 49CFR and IATA table links mentioned above. 

Tunnel Codes are described in the below table (applies to Europe only):
Tunnel Codes Description
Passage forbidden through tunnels of category B, C, D and E
B1000C Carriage where the total net explosive mass per transport unit exceeds 1000 kg: Passage forbidden through tunnels of category B, C, D and E; does not exceed 1000 kg: Passage forbidden through tunnels of category C, D and E
B/D

Tank carriage: Passage forbidden through tunnels of category B, C, D and E; other carriage: Passage forbidden through tunnels of category D and E

B/E

Tank carriage: Passage forbidden through tunnels of category B, C, D and E; other carriage: Passage forbidden through tunnels of category E

C Passage forbidden through tunnels of category C, D and E
C5000D Carriage where the total net explosive mass per transport unit exceeds 5000 kg: Passage forbidden through tunnels of category C, D and E; does not exceed 5000kg: Passage forbidden through tunnels of category D and E
C/D

Tank carriage: Passage forbidden through tunnels of category C, D and E; other carriage: Passage forbidden through tunnels of category D and E

C/E

Tank carriage: Passage forbidden through tunnels of category C, D and E; other carriage: Passage forbidden through tunnels of category E

D Passage forbidden through tunnels of category D and E
D/E

Bulk or tank carriage: Passage forbidden through tunnels of category D and E; other carriage: Passage forbidden through tunnels of category E

E (Least Restrictive) Passage forbidden through tunnels of category E 
------ Passage allowed through all tunnels (For UN Nos. 2919 and 3331, see also ADR 8.6.3.1)


Packaging Group Type - Packing Groups I, II and III indicate the degree of danger presented by the material is either great, medium or minor, respectively. If more than one packing group is indicated for an entry, the packing group for the hazardous material is determined using the criteria for assignment of packing groups specified in subpart D of part 173.