Worried about shipping fuel samples? Now you don’t have to! Our new and improved sample containers are one ounce plastic jars, which are perfect for shipment of vehicular fluids to the lab. The Department of Transportation (DOT) document 49 CFR §173.4 “Small quantities for highway and rail” states that class 3 materials (fuels) may be shipped via ground shipping, and is limited to a sample size of thirty (30) mL or one (1) ounce. The full document can be found here 49 CFR §173.4. Each of our kits come with prepaid FedEx and UPS ground shipping labels. As long as you use one of our kits, you never have to worry about whether your sample is in compliance with DOT regulations. Insider tip from the lab: write “laboratory sample” on the outside of the box before you send it in. You are not required to do so, but it does make shipping evidence easier on both you and the shipping company.
Bonus feature! Even though they look small, the one ounce jars will still fit your vampire or vacuum pump. No need to purchase a new one! Does your kit still contain the larger two ounce plastic jars? That’s ok, too! Just be careful not to fill past the “fill range” line imprinted on the jar near the top, and your evidence is well within compliance. Don’t have a vacuum pump? Call to order one from us.
If you have any questions, or would like to request a kit with the new and improved containers, please call us at (800) 644-4175 toll free, email us at Kits@AFLab.com, or simply fill out the ‘Sample Kit’ request form on our website.
We will respond as quickly as possible, and may be able to ship your kit the same day!