Can You Pack Hazardous Materials?

Hazard!

Moving Kings is a fully licensed and insured professional moving service based out of South Florida. But what does it mean to be fully licensed and insured? It means that our company follows the rules and regulations implemented by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and are licensed as a “motor carrier” to transport household goods and items. We provide our customers with all of the required moving documents before before they select our service and all our drivers and employees are covered by worker’s compensation and occupational hazard insurance programs.

Transporting some items require special licenses. In the case of hazardous chemicals, the FDOT has very strict guidelines require moving companies to have a “Hazmat Transportation” license. Moving Kings does not have this license, and therefore cannot transport any of the following items:

  • Aerosol cans
  • Ammonia
  • Ammunition
  • Car batteries
  • Charcoal or fluid Lighters
  • Scuba tanks
  • Darkroom chemicals
  • Fertilizer
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fireworks
  • Fuels and oils
  • Liquid bleach
  • Pesticides
  • Poisons
  • Pool chemicals
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Sterno fuel
  • Weed killer

Moving Kings will pack, load, and transport any household goods or furniture, but we are prohibited from moving any of the items listed above. While this may be an inconvenience during the moving process, it is important that you are conscientious of these items. The laws are in place to protect your belongings and the surrounding environment during transport. The inside of our trucks are not climate-controlled which can be dangerous in the case of these materials. If transported improperly or without notice to the carrier, some hazardous items and chemicals can create fires or cause other sever damage.

Please be careful when packing items that are hazardous. If you are unsure about any items that might be hazardous, please contact our team. If you do have hazardous materials you are transporting personally, our moving professionals would be more than happy to load and unload any of these items into your own personal vehicle. For more tips on preparing for your move, check out our posts on what to do the month before, the day before, and the day after your moveEmail or call us today for answers to all of your questions!