Your shipment should not include anything that is poisonous, flammable, corrosive or perishable. Such items include, but are not limited to the following:

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  • Acetone
  • Adhesive
  • Ammonia
  • Bleach
  • Charcoal briquettes
  • Cleaning fluids
  • Compound-3 weed killers
  • Denatured alcohol
  • Enamel
  • Gasoline
  • Insecticides
  • Kerosene
  • Lacquer
  • Lamp oil
  • Leather dressing or bleach
  • Lighter fluids
  • Liquors
  • Matches
  • Motor Oil
  • Nail polish
  • Nail polish remover
  • Oil stains for wood
  • Paint
  • Paint or varnish remover
  • Petroleum products
  • Pesticides
  • Polishes, liquid
  • Poisons
  • Propane tanks
  • Propane or other gas
  • Shellac
  • Shoe polish
  • Stains
  • Turpentine
  • Varnish
  • Wood Filler
  • Weed Killer

Combustible liquids:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Alcohols
  • Antifreeze compounds
  • Camphor oil
  • Fluid cleaners
  • Corrosive liquids
  • Acids
  • Battery with acids
  • Disinfectants
  • Dyes
  • Flame retardant compounds
  • Iron/steel rust preventatives
  • Paint and paint-related materials
  • Ammunition
  • Black powder
  • Blasting caps
  • Dynamite (plastics or any similar explosives)
  • Explosives auto alarms
  • Fireworks
  • Fuse lighters
  • Igniters or primers
  • Loaded/Unloaded guns
  • Matches
  • Propellants
  • Propane tanks
  • Signal flares
  • Smokeless powder
  • Souvenir explosives/instruments of war
  • Spear guns having charged heads
  • Sterno
  • Toy propellant or smoke devices

Compressed gases:

  • Engine starting fluids
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Gases used in welding
  • Scuba diving tanks
  • Aerosols
  • Chlorinated hydrocarbons in decorative lamps
  • Any other material termed combustible, corrosive, and/or flammable


  • Frozen food
  • Open or partially-used foods
  • Plants
  • Produce
  • Refrigerated foods
  • Food in glass jars


  • Antiques
  • Automobiles
  • Contraband
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Pets
  • Photos-photo albums

Disposal of any opened containers of any liquid is strongly recommended.

Internal combustion engines or small outdoor equipment must be drained of all fluids (gasoline, diesel and/or motor oil) prior to loading.

If you ship used outdoor household articles from a federally regulated gypsy moth area into the state of California, you must certify that the used outdoor articles have been inspected in accordance with the California Food and Agriculture Code and does not contain gypsy moth egg masses. Any questionable items should not be shipped. A completed USDA Gypsy Moth Self-Inspection Checklist must be provided to ABF prior to trailer dispatch.

Federal and State law enforcement agencies frequently inspect our trailers and facilities for the presence of illegal shipments. ABF Freight System, Inc. fully cooperates with all law enforcement agencies conducting investigations in the trafficking of illegal substances.