Hazmat Information

Transporting hazardous materials is made easy with Brown Transfer Company. The shipment of hazardous materials has become an ever-increasing and ever-changing concern. All employees have gone through a hazardous materials training course to keep them informed of these changes. We make sure the handling of all materials is done in compliance with state and federal hazardous material regulations. These state and federal regulations not only apply to the carrier, but to the shipper as well. 

When shipping hazardous materials, it is important to know the regulations that apply. We have included a Hazardous Materials Compliance List (see below) which outlines in general terms what is expected of the shipper. Keep it as a handy reference. Non-compliance is a serious matter for all of us. The professional staff at Brown Transfer Company is here to assist in all hazardous material compliance needs. 

This checklist is not inclusive of all hazardous material regulations. For further information please contact our Corporate Safety Department at 1-402-331-5414.

*Information for this checklist was taken from the Code of Federal Regulation-Transportation, Parts 100-177, Revised March 1, 2000.

HazMat Compliance Checklist
*This checklist is provided to assist in your preparation of compliant hazardous material Bill of Ladings 

Shipping Papers: Shipper Responsibility
1. Shipper name and address
2. Consignee name and address
3 Hazard Identification Number
(example: UN1263 or NA1760)
4. Proper Shipping Name (per CFR49, 172.101 Hazardous Material Table)
5. Hazard Class/Division
Packing Group (I, II, III)
7. Weight or Volume
8. Highlighting
9. Emergency Response Telephone Number

Each description of a hazardous material must be in
sequential order (items 3, 4, 5 and 6 from checklist).
Abbreviations are prohibited except for packaging type,
quantity, or Limited Quantity (LTD QTY).

Package Marking: Shipper Responsibility

Package must show proper shipping name; hazard
identification number; and name and address of shipper
or consignee. Markings must be durable; in English; printed
or affixed to packaging; and in contrasting color,
unobscured and away from other markings.

Labels: Shipper Responsibility
Labels must be securely affixed to package near proper
shipping name and un-obscured and away from any other markings.
Labels must represent the hazard class of the product being shipped.
Multiple labels are required in special cases including "Toxic by
Inhalation". No labels are required for "Limited Quantity" shipments
except Class 6 (Poisons).
For more information please contact:
FHWA (Federal Highway Administration)
Hazardous Materials Hotline: 1-202-366-4488.

NACD (National Association of Chemical Distributors)


Brown Transfer
911 East 11th Street
PO Box 158
Kearney, NE 68845
phone: 308-237-2244
fax: 308-234-4435