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Shipping Fertilizer

Shipping Fertilizer

Shipping fertilizer is an easy, hassle-free process when you partner with FreightCenter!


Shipping Fertilizer


FreightCenter is the company to contact when you need to transport bulk fertilizer. We know what is required to get your fertilizer from A to B. Because of this we will make sure your account manager will make sure that all of the necessary paperwork is in order. Doing this will help your shipment to be picked up on time and delivered in a timely manner.. It’s important to be aware of the hazardous nature of fertilizer. FreightCenter will make sure that our carriers are hazmat certified and compliant with all government regulations. It can be difficult to transport fertilizer in bulk. This is why we make it simpler for you so that you don’t have to worry about your shipment. There are many regulations to follow, and different government agencies that regulate the process.


Overview to Follow Before Shipping Fertilizer

First, you need to use hazmat certified carriers. Then you must follow the regulations of the EPA, DOT, and OSHA government agencies. Making sure you have the right packaging and labeling for your shipment is important also. Every load needs to also meet the Hazmat placarding requirements. Please let our team know if you are aware of special hazmat loading and unloading procedures. We also recommend that you familiarize yourself with the Emergency Response Guidebook. Doing with will help you understand reporting requirements for hazmat incidents. If you follow these guidelines, you can ensure that your shipment of fertilizer arrives safely.


Which Fertilizers Are Classified as Hazmat?

Some fertilizers can be dangerous. The most dangerous ones are ammonium nitrate and ammonium sulfate. Before a carrier can ship fertilizer, they need to know what kind it is.


Hazard Classifications for Shipping Fertilizer

In order to ship fertilizer safely, special care must be taken to ensure that the ammonium nitrate is not exposed to heat or shock. The fertilizer must also be properly labeled and stored in a cool, dry place. By taking these precautions, the risk of fertilizer accidents can be greatly reduced. Before receiving or shipping fertilizer, you should be told what the hazard classifications are. But even if you are told, you are still responsible if something goes wrong with a shipment that is classified in the wrong way. So always double-check to make sure the classification is correct.

If you need to determine the hazard class of the shipment please contact us.


Get Ship Done

FreightCenter uses carriers that are certified to ship hazardous goods. If you have questions about how to prepare your fertilizer for shipping, we can answer them for you. Save time, save money, and enjoy peace of mind when you use FreightCenter. Get a free quote now or give us a call at 800.716.7608.

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