Proper Labeling

Shipping labels must be placed on every piece of your shipment. The shipper and consignee information must match the bill of lading information exactly and your labels must be legible and complete.

Ideally, you should place labels securely on both the long and short sides of each piece. DOT hazardous material labels are required when shipping DOT hazardous materials.

Unless specifically provided for elsewhere in the NMFC, address markings must be located approximately as shown in the following examples. The location shown indicates the top, a side, or an end. If more than one location is shown, you may choose which one to use.