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What is considered hazardous material?

A detailed description of what hazardous materials can be moved is provided in MITA (Master Intermodal Transportation Agreement).

There is a standard hazardous accessorial fee for each load containing hazmat product equal to or greater than 1,000lbs. You can consult your Loup Sales Manager or the Accessorial Schedule for this rate. If you are unsure if your product is hazardous, your Loup Sales Manager will work with you and the Union Pacific Damage Prevention team to determine its classification.

When moving hazardous materials we must have hazardous material certified drivers to pick-up and deliver the cargo. If a load is hazardous and is misdescribed as non-hazardous, there is an additional per unit charge as outlined in MITA.

Can hazardous materials be moved through Loup?

The answer can be both yes and no. With proper disclosure, planning and care, most hazardous commodities can be moved in intermodal service. The U.S. Department of Transportation categorizes Hazardous Materials into nine classifications. The class and description determines if we are able to move this freight. We do not move any Class Six (Poison/Toxic Inhalation Hazard) or Class Seven (Radioactive) hazardous materials. These are not the only restrictions, however.

Loup's Hazardous Certifications