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A Limited Quantity Exemption may apply to your shipment if you are shipping small quantities of dangerous goods. This exemption is a simpler regulatory alternative to preparing all DG shipments as fully regulated.

If your goods can be shipped using this exemption, you will see a number greater than zero shown in the column “Limited Quantity Index” (TDGR Schedule 1, Column 6). Please note that explosives cannot be transported as a Limited Quantity in Canada.

Purolator accepts Limited Quantity courier and freight shipments for ground transportation only. Limited Quantity shipments can be declared online or using the Purolator E-Ship® Server by choosing the Limited Quantity option in the menu.

General shipping requirements:

  Ground Shipments
  • Max weight of 30 kg (approx. 66 lbs) per package.
  • Adhere to specific packaging requirements for the DG Class you are shipping.
  • Ensure safety marks appear on the bill of lading and on the package itself.
Classes Accepted
  • 1.4S*
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6.1
  • 8
  • 9
Safety Marks Limited Quantity Mark
UN specification packaging
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Hazard label(s)
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Shipper's Declaration
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Other requirements
  • Available on ground shipments only.
  • Inner container is restricted to the quantities shown in Column 6 of Schedule 1 of the TDGR.
Dangerous Goods surcharge
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Reference TDGR
Section 1.17


*Please see the shipping ammunition page for important information about shipping this class with a Limited Quantity Exemption. Information is provided for guidance purposes only.

Information is provided for guidance purposes only. Please refer to applicable dangerous goods laws and regulations to ensure compliance prior to shipping.