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How to Ship Batteries by Ground and Air

If you ship batteries by ground or air, you must comply with very detailed DOT and IATA regulations regarding how batteries are classified, packaged, marked, labeled, transported, and identified on shipping papers. The rules apply not only to batteries, but also to equipment containing batteries and batteries packed with equipment. Virtually all types of batteries are regulated, including lithium, lead-acid, nickel cadmium, metal hydride, and alkaline.


According to 49 CFR 172.704, all personnel involved in the classification, packaging, marking, labeling, or shipment of fully regulated batteries must receive initial and recurrent transportation training.


This convenient computer-based training gives you the skills you need to safely ship batteries by ground and air in accordance with DOT and IATA requirements and meets the DOT and IATA training requirements for personnel responsible for the shipment of batteries.


You can complete the training anytime when it's convenient for you. Interactive games and quizzes make the training engaging, for maximum retention of information and skills. 


And, Environmental Resource Center’s Answerline™ is available at no charge for any questions you have during or after the training – for up to one year.


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