If you need to ship hazardous materials or dangerous goods, your hazmat shipper company must follow a number of criteria and safety protocols.

LAX Freight is a hazmat shipping company with expertise, experience and the reassurance that dangerous cargo will reach its destination safely, securely, and on time.

Dangerous Cargo Shipping Services

Got a hazmat freight? We can help to move it


LAX Freight is a hazmat shipping company that demands excellence from our full truckload carriers and carrier partners. We are a heavy hauling company with years of experience in the industry and specialize in shipping hazardous cargo and dangerous materials shipping. Our carriers and partners are hazmat-certified and extensively trained in hazardous cargo shipping, and work in compliance with all regulatory requirements.


What are considered hazardous materials?

You need a dangerous goods shipper if your cargo falls in any hazardous class listed in the Hazardous Material Transportation Act (HMTA). Some examples of hazardous materials and danger cargo include:

  • Acids
  • Explosives 
  • Compressed gases 
  • Corrosive materials 
  • Flammable materials 
  • Radioactive materials 
  • Toxic materials

Some of these are easy to identify — fireworks and poisonous chemicals, for example. Others may not seem hazardous — such as medical equipment, electronics, computer parts, or automobile parts — but may contain prohibited materials or substances and thus require hazmat shipping services.

What are the rules for handling hazardous materials?

Proper shipping of hazmat requires strict compliance with Department of Transportation (DOT) rules and any applicable, additional requirements:

  • Materials must be classified according to the DOT Safety Data Sheet and Hazardous Materials Table. 
  • Based on the classification, amount, and size of the hazardous goods, they must be packaged pursuant to regulatory requirements — and labeled accordingly. Instructions for handling and disassembling the freight may need to appear on the packaging, for example, along with whatever class information, orientation arrows, and other shipper information may be outlined.

All dangerous goods documentation and related paperwork should be clear and properly detailed both to comply with rules and regulations and to prevent unnecessary delays.

We are experienced with shipping hazmat and dangerous goods — materials that, if not handled properly, can cause human and environmental harm, expensive remediation and cleanup, and serious legal ramifications. That's why we carry ourselves to high, exacting standards and demand strict compliance with all regulatory and safety protocols.

What kind of logistics solutions do we provide?

LAX Freight is a transportation company clients depend on for proper shipping of all sorts of cargo across the United States. We have an extensive network of seasoned carriers with van, reefer, flatbed trucks and a sophisticated logistics framework so that we can offer clients an impressive variety of options acting as an expedited shipping, hazmat, heavy haul, FTL, air freight, or flatbed transportation company.

We are dedicated to excellence in client care and keep up with industry best practices in everything that we do. Our clients' success is our success — the reason why we make sure every shipment, every crate, and every load is properly and competently handled for the safety of all and with the highest level of efficiency.

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