Shipping Dangerous Goods in CSS SMARTT Shipping is the absolute easiest and fastest method available. The Products tab contains all your products including Dangerous Goods and all the classifications, UN numbers, Packaging Groups and all that D.G. information that is required for shipping Dangerous Goods, and will automatically print the lawfully required Dangerous Goods documentation for your shipment in North America. Whether those D.G. shipments are wholly/completely Dangerous Goods, or whether a shipment CONTAINS Dangerous Goods, or is MIXED Dangerous Goods. 

Watch this video for explicit details about how easy and how fast it is to ship Dangerous Goods with our  CSS SMARTT Shipping Technology.

Video Transcript

Hey everyone, it’s the Freightmeister here – Richard Highet.  Do you ship dangerous goods? Ever? Always? Sometimes?  Well, in SMARTT Shipping online I’m going to show you how easy it is to ship dangerous goods whether it be a full pallet – like wholly, completely all dangerous goods, or whether you’re shipping a pallet or a shipment that contains dangerous goods or a shipment pallet that contains multiple dangerous goods. It is so easy to do it in SMARTT Shipping Online.  Let’s demonstrate for you right now.

To start out I’m going to click on the Products tab so that we can have a look at our product list and here’s your dangerous goods indicator here.  Here’s our complete list of products but this DIMETHYL ISOPROPANOL is a dangerous goods whereas the AUTO PARTS  – no, DOCUMENTS – no, GENERAL MERCHANDISE – no, no, no no.  Here we have another dangerous goods – SPRAY PAINT (AEROSOL) – so we have two dangerous goods in our dangerous goods list. 

It’s important to understand because we’re going to go back to Shipments now and I’m going to show you how we can select the multiple dangerous goods in a single shipment, and so on. But let’s start with a shipment that is completely, or wholly dangerous goods. We’re going to pick Fort McMurray. So let’s go into Fort McMurray and today I’m going to choose (Quantity) 1 and then I’m going to select – remember the DIMETHYL ISOPROPANOL? I’m going to select that and this is going to be for a wholly or completely DIMETHYL ISOPROPANOL shipment and when we get that we get the Dangerous Good Shipment window comes up. We’re blinking in the kgs box but we can go into the lbs box and enter that in.  I’ll put 600 lbs total, that’s 272 kgs. 

But no matter what we put – whether we typed in kgs or lbs it’s going to fill in both fields automatically for you but on the printed Bill of Lading it will print as kgs because that’s the Motor Transport Board of Canada’s and the Transport of Dangerous Goods requirements – that it’s in kgs for our Canadian First Responders so they have a better understanding of what the actual weight is and so on.  Once we’ve made that entry you just click on “Apply”.

And then we’re going to choose our Packing Type and we’ll call it a Pallet.  Now remember the 600 lbs we entered?  It’s already filled in for us.  I’m just going to make it 40 x 48 x 48. I’m going to complete the shipment now. (Transcript note: Meant to say Fetch Carrier Results, not complete shipment )  Here you can see that it’s automatically displayed the dangerous goods information just so that in your mind’s eye you can see what the dangerous goods information is.  

We’re going to make a choice of a carrier. Oil City Express is an awesome carrier and I’m going to choose them on this one.  I’m going to complete the shipment now, and I’m going to make it for … it’s about 8:30 at night when I’m doing this video so I’m going to have to make that pick up time actually very late because otherwise it would error back and say “hey you have to schedule it for the next day”. 

So anyways the most important part here is I’ve generated the Bill of Lading and I’m going to open it up and you can see that on the Bill of Lading – this is again the shipment that is wholly or completely dangerous goods.  The DIMETHYL ISOPROPANOL – here’s the UN number and the actual Proper Shipping Name, the Class, the Packaging Group and all that kind of stuff.  

So it’s right there and that’s the way the Bill of Lading has to print out.  Here’s the Shipper’s Dangerous Good Certification Statement.  You have to print your name on here to declare that you are properly understanding what this information is and you’re not putting any dangerous goods in there that is not classified or not indicated on the Bill of Lading.  So I’m going to close that document now and that’s how easy it was to ship a wholly, or completely dangerous goods shipment.

Let’s do a shipment that is maybe one pallet of General Merchandise but you’ve got one box of dangerous goods on it.  So it is a shipment that contains dangerous goods. Let’s do Fort McMurray again and I’m just going to make the selection there 1 and I’m going to choose General Merchandise this time because that’s going to be the majority of the pallet.  It’s going to be General Merchandise. And I’ll call it a Pallet and I’ll call it 600 lbs, 40 x 40 x 40 but now what I’m going to do is click on this Dangerous Goods – because it’s got a question mark – it’s a dangerous goods and say yes, there is some dangerous goods in there.  

So when I click on that it’s going to open up a window – “Choose the Dangerous Goods item contained in this shipment”. So from the Product Name product list we’re going to have a drop down – in this case we’ve got two selections.  All of the dangerous goods that we had from our products list up here is listed here.  

Remember we only had two – the DIMETHYL ISOPROPANOLand the SPRAY PAINT (AEROSOL).  If we had more dangerous goods products in our Products tab then they would all be listed here.  So all we have to do is make a selection of which it is and again we put in kgs or lbs, whichever.  I’m going to put in 25 kgs and you’ll see it automatically filled in the pounds and we could – you know what I’m going to do – I’m going to add another one.  We’re not going to just say this product is contained within the shipment, we’re going to add another different product.  So all we do is Add a Row and this time we’re going to choose DIMETHYL ISOPROPANOL so that we see that there’s addition, or multiple dangerous goods within one shipment. So again I type in 20 kgs, that’s 44 lbs and once I’ve got all that information there all I have to do is click on Apply. If I had to add a new dangerous goods product I could just click there – that’s very convenient for you. But in this case I’m finished entering my dangerous goods information.  I’m going to click the Apply and there I still have one skid, actually – I called it PAIL but I meant to call it a PALLET.

I just made the correction now. But it’s one skid, total weight of 600 lbs but we’ve got some dangerous goods in there.  Now when we only had one selection it showed the dangerous goods information but once there’s more than one selection we just put a # sign in there so that you know there’s multiple items within that dangerous goods shipment. I’m going to Fetch the Carrier Results again and we’re going to get the results from carriers that are capable of handling dangerous goods and I’ll like Dukes Freight Service in this case. 

I’m going to click the Complete This Shipment Now and again because I’m doing this at 8:50 in the evening I’m going to click in there and make it for tomorrow at 10:00 o’clock in the morning it’s going to be ready for pick up.  So anyways I’m going to finalize the shipment and I’m going to show you what the Bill of Lading looks like for a shipment that either contains dangerous goods or has multiple dangerous goods within it.

We’re going to open up the Bill of Lading and there is 1 Pallet for the order right there. It’s General Merchandise – a total weight of 600 lbs but within this pallet or the above pallet as you can see it says “(above contains)” – so the above pallet contains SPRAY PAINT (AEROSOL).

There’s the UN #, the Proper Shipping Name and the weight is shown separately there. Everything is in brackets that applies to the shipment above. And here’s the second dangerous goods item – the DIMETHYL ISOPROPANOL –  same thing – the Proper Shipping Name, the UN class and Packaging Group and the weight that is calculated for those specific pieces.  Now again that’s the Motor Transport Board of Canada, Transportation of Dangerous Goods requirements that it be in kgs and it be separated out just like that. You print your name here on the Shipper’s Certified Declaration and that’s how you can ship dangerous goods in either purely wholly dangerous goods or contains dangerous goods or mixed dangerous goods in SMARTT Shipping Online.

Now isn’t that SMARTT!”



In the years since this video was created, we have made many updates to our CSS SMARTT Shipping platform and interface, but the foundation of the technology remains valuable. You may contact your account manager for assistance in this area.