Restrictions on Shipping Hazmat Items

The U.S. Department of Transportation defines a hazardous material (hazmat) as any item or chemical which, when being transported or moved in commerce, is a risk to public safety or the environment. This includes all paints, dopes, cleaning chemicals, batteries, and pressurized spray cans available from Univair. Below are some restrictions on shipping hazmat materials to our customers:

Hazmat Restrictions and Fees
International addressUnivair will not ship hazmat items outside the United States.
Alaska and HawaiiUnivair will not ship hazmat items to these states.
P.O. BoxesCarriers will not deliver hazmat items to Post Office boxes. A building address is required.
Small containers under 5 gallons
Will be shipped via UPS Ground only. A $25.00 hazmat fee will be added to UPS shipping costs. Can also be included in motor freight shipments at no additional cost.
5 gallon cans

Will be shipped via Motor Freight only. No hazmat fee added.

55 gallon drumsWill be shipped via Motor Freight only. Additional drum fee CR8 will be added.
Free Ground Shipping
Hazmat items are excluded from our Free Ground Shipping promotion.
Free Motor Freight Shipping
Hazmat items are included in the Free Motor Freight Shipping promotion provided all other qualifying conditions are met. See Free Shipping From Univair for details.