Check the Box

Each year, approximately 1,500 transportation incidents occur when undeclared hazardous materials are shipped. To reduce the number of new incidents, PHMSA launched the Check the Box initiative, an educational campaign promoting public awareness of the need for safer shipping of hazardous materials.

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Is Hazardous Matt hiding in your package? Check the box

Getting Started

Are you shipping hazmat? Get started with our overview of the hazmat shipping process.

Keep Up with Check the Box

Stay up to date with Check the Box and other hazmat topics, subscribe to PHMSA’s Quarterly Newsletter for Hazardous Materials Safety!


Partner Resources

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Here are some helpful hazmat resources from our modal partners and stakeholders. 

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PHMSA Resources