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Know before you ship

On January 20, 2021, the two Class 9 labels pictured below are the only Class 9 labels that will be permitted to be displayed on hazardous material packages. The Class 9 label with a solid horizontal line dividing the lower and upper half of the label previously authorized is no longer permitted and may not be used.

Improper Class 9 Label

The proper Class 9 labels are:

Proper Class 9 Label 1Proper Class 9 Label 2

More than 3 billion tons of regulated dangerous goods, also known as hazardous materials, are transported in the United States each year. Over 261,000 tons of these dangerous goods are transported by air.

When these materials are properly packaged, labeled, and stowed, they can be transported safely, but when they are not, they can pose significant threats to transportation workers, emergency responders, the general public, and the environment because of the potential for accidents and incidents.

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