What is a dangerous or hazardous material surcharge?
The dangerous/hazardous material surcharge is an additional routing and transportation fee passed on from freight carriers to handle the appropriate routing of materials in accordance with Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR) regardless of the mode of transportation.
How do I know if my part is classified as dangerous/hazardous material?
PartsSource has identified all items in the catalog that require a special fee and has noted all applicable items. A note will appear on these items when they appear in your search results.
What is the difference between dangerous and hazardous materials?
Dangerous materials require a special handling fee only if being air freighted, with no surcharge for ground transportation. Hazardous materials will be assessed a surcharge for all air shipments, ground transportation, or a combination of both.
I don’t understand why my battery has a dangerous goods handling fee?
Many of the batteries we sell contain lithium which is powerful and can generate a lot of heat. In addition, the chemical contents of these batteries are flammable. For these reasons, there is a safety regulation for transporting these types of batteries.
How do I know if I am purchasing a lithium battery?
PartsSource has identified all items in the catalog that contain lithium and has noted all applicable items. A note will appear on these items when they appear in your search results.
Do you profit from this surcharge?
PartsSource charges you the same fee assessed to us for the handling and transportation of these goods. We do not profit from this surcharge.
How can I find out more information about dangerous or hazardous materials?
You can visit carrier sites for more information or contact customer care for additional information: