University Park/Hershey Shuttle Shipping Guidelines

The purpose of these shipping guidelines is to maintain the safety of shuttle drivers, passengers, the public and the environment, as well as to comply with federal regulations related to the shipment of hazardous materials (e.g., Dept. of Transportation). These restrictions apply to all personnel traveling on the University Shuttle (university or non-university personnel). It is the responsibility of the originator of the shipment to ensure that the material being transported meets the criteria below and poses no risk to personnel or the environment.

Material may be transported on the University Shuttle if, and only if:

  • it is non-hazardous,
  • it is securely packaged to prevent damage (including computers and monitors) and/or leakage, and
  • a University Shuttle Transport Form, signed by the initiator of the shipment, is attached to the package.

Examples of material that may not be transported include:

  • any chemical,
  • dry ice,
  • radioactive material,
  • any biological material,
  • machines or equipment known to or suspected of containing any of the above (e.g. equipment with radiation or mercury sources).

The University Shuttle Transport Form must be completed by the initiator of the shipment and securely attached to any package traveling on the shuttle. All information requested on the form must be provided. Any questions regarding the suitability of materials for transport on the University Shuttle must be directed to the Safety Department of the campus initiating the transport. (Hershey, 717-531-7297; University Park, 814-865-6391)

Any hazardous materials that do not meet the above requirements must be shipped via commercial carrier using appropriate packaging and shipping guidelines OR by utilizing the courier service that operates between the two campuses (courier information is available here with instructions).  At University Park, refer to SY-34 - Hazardous Material Shipping for additional information. At Hershey Medical Center, refer to Safety Program Manual policy HM-16SPM.

Packages without labels will not be accepted.