FedEx Dangerous Goods Shipping Regulations Updated

On May 01, 2014 a significant change will take effect for shipping dangerous goods by air with FedEx Express.  In December 2013 FedEx issued an addendum to their Operator Variations which included the elimination of FX-12 and revision of FX-18.

The change to FX-18 will now require all FedEx Express Shipper’s Declarations be prepared using approved software with dangerous goods compliance edit checks.  Prior to this change, non-U.S. locations were not required to use such software in the preparation of their Shipper’s Declaration.  The new FX-18 states:

FX-18 Shipper’s Declaration for dangerous goods for all FedEx Express ® dangerous goods shipments must be prepared using software with dangerous goods compliance edit checks and by one of the following methods:

  • Certain FedEx electronic shipping solutions;
  • Recognized shipper proprietary software; or
  • FedEx recognized dangerous goods vendor software.

Note: A list of approved dangerous goods shipping application vendors can be reviewed at; “dangerous goods” (keyword). Shipper declaration “templates” from FedEx Express will no longer be accepted.

Labelmaster’s Dangerous Goods Information System (DGIS),, is the leading software solution to manage dangerous goods shipping and, is one of a select few vendors that has been reviewed and approved for use with FedEx Express dangerous goods shipments.  Whether you ship a few packages a year or oversee a global supply chain, we have the solution to meet your needs.  DGIS validates your dangerous goods shipment data against the regulations so you can be confident that your company is compliant.  If a shipment is being prepared out of compliance, DGIS will display warning messages that alert the user to the violation.

Labelmaster is a full service provider of goods and services for the Hazardous Materials and Dangerous Goods professional, shippers, transport operators, and EH&S providers.  To learn more about our software, services and products, visit us on the web at or call 800.578.4955.

Jim Shimko, Senior Manager of Dangerous Goods



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