Hauling Exclusions

We safely and efficiently ship freight across your region, the country, the continent, and the globe. We always strive to accommodate special requests, but there are certain hazardous materials and other sensitive items that we can’t haul. Please contact Estes Forwarding Worldwide or Time Critical to find alternative services for these excluded commodities.

The Do-Not-Haul List

Hazardous Materials

Estes does not haul the following hazardous materials:

• Hazard Class 1, Division 1.1, 1.2, or 1.3
• Hazard Class 1, Division 1.5, requiring placards, exceeding 1,000 pounds

Infectious substances
• Hazard Class 6.2

Hazardous waste

Liquefied gas
• Includes refrigerated liquid methane, liquid propane, or other liquefied gas with methane content greater than 85%, in packaging exceeding 3,500 gallons

Metallic mercury (quicksilver)


Poison inhalation hazards
• Hazard Zone A, of any nature
• Hazard Zone B, in bulk containers, exceeding 119 gallons
• Hazard Zone C or D, in packaging exceeding 3,500 gallons

Radioactive materials, isotopes, or articles that are highway-route controlled

Prohibited or Restricted Articles

The following materials are prohibited from shipping, or restricted where indicated:

Cadavers and/or bodily fluid

Controlled substances (Title 21, USC)
• Schedules I, II, III, IV, and V

E-juice (or e-liquid)

Electronic cigarettes
• Includes e-cigarettes, vaping devices, and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), as well as their related components

Firearms and ammunition

Fireworks and pyrotechnics
• Includes delivery to private residences or places of limited access; items will not be held on dock for customer pick-up

Fresh fruit or produce

Human or animal waste
• Includes urine and feces

Items with wheels
• Includes cabinets, cars, forklifts, motorcycles, bicycles, or any other vehicles, vessels, tools, or equipment with tires, wheels, rollers, or casters that can be rolled on or off a trailer

Live plants

• Includes hemp plants, leaves, and oil, as well as hemp in the raw and CBDs derived from hemp
• CBD oils or other products that contain THC
• Synthetic cannabinoids

Scrap tires

Extraordinary Value

These items cannot be shipped unless otherwise noted:

Bank bills

Credit cards

• Other than coin



• Excludes costume or novelty jewelry

Original works of art
• Excludes pictures or paintings shipped as household goods with a maximum release value of $5.00 per pound

Postage stamps

Precious metals and stones

Letters, with or without stamps
• Excludes U.S. Mail from one U.S. Post Office to another

Marble or marble products of granite or slate
• Requires crating and approval by VP, Operations

Museum articles or articles of antiquity
• Except antiques shipped as household goods or Federal Reserve coin exhibits

Revenue stamps
• Excludes U.S. Internal Revenue Distilled Spirits stamps, which are accepted for volume or truckload shipments only

Valuable papers of any kind

Visual communicating or monitoring devices
• Includes televisions, video, or multimedia monitors, or displays other than CRT (cathode ray tube)