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I was told that shipment of some hazardous materials might cost a little more from GFS. Is this true?
We have found that in shipping hazardous materials, there are numerous instances where UPS regulations are inconsistent with DOT regulations. In cases such as this, we feel it is imperative to ship in compliance with the DOT regulations, and there might be a slight additional cost. Some companies may be willing to ship such material via UPS, but we are not. One typical example might be sodium hydroxide solution, a corrosive liquid. Frequently, there are alternative means of shipment that are marginally more expensive than UPS but allow shipment in full compliance with DOT. We will be happy to address this question further in instances where your business may be significantly impacted.