DD Form 2781 "Container Packing Certificate or Vehicle Packing Declaration"

What Is DD Form 2781?

DD Form 2781, Container Packing Certificate or Vehicle Packing Declaration, is a legal document that certifies the dangerous goods were packed or loaded in accordance with regulations. It must be completed by the individual responsible for packing the cargo transport unit who verifies the description of the goods matches the cargo itself. It is not possible to transport dangerous goods for which a signed certificate has not been provided.

This form was issued by the U.S. Department of Defence (DoD). The latest version of the form was released in August 2013 with all previous editions obsolete. You can download a fillable Form DD 2781 Form through the link below.

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CONTAINER PACKING CERTIFICATE
OR
VEHICLE PACKING DECLARATION
Person responsible for packing the cargo transport unit (vehicle/container) will complete the checklist. Cross out "vehicle" or
"container", as applicable. After completion, sign the certificate.
1. It is declared that the undersigned has visually inspected (Container/Vehicle) Number:
(cross out whichever item does NOT apply) and it has been loaded/packed in accordance with the provisions of 5.4.2.1
(IMDGC) and CFR 49 and that (indicate "N/A" for all items that do NOT apply):
a. The cargo transport unit (container/vehicle) was clean, dry, and apparently fit to receive the goods.
b. If the consignment includes goods of class 1, other than 1.4, the cargo transport unit (container/vehicle) is structurally
serviceable in conformity with 7.4.6 (IMDGC).
c. Goods that should be segregated, have not been packed together onto or in the cargo transport unit (container/ vehicle)
(unless approved by the competent authority concerned in accordance with 7.2.2.3 (IMDGC)).
d. All packages have been externally inspected for damage, leakage, or sifting, and only sound packages have been
packed.
e. Drums have been stowed in an upright position, unless otherwise authorized by the competent authority.
f. All packages have been properly packed onto or in the cargo transport unit (container/vehicle) and secured.
g. When dangerous goods are transported in bulk packagings, the cargo has been evenly distributed.
h. The cargo transport unit (container/vehicle) and packagings therein are properly marked, labeled, and placarded.
2
i. When solid carbon dioxide (CO - dry ice) is used for cooling purposes, the cargo transport unit (container/vehicle) is
externally marked or labeled in a conspicuous place, such as the door, and with the words: "DANGEROUS CO - GAS
2
(DRY ICE) INSIDE. VENTILATE THOROUGHLY BEFORE ENTERING".
j. The dangerous goods transport document required in 5.4.1 (IMDGC) has been received for each dangerous goods
consignment packed in the cargo transport unit (container/vehicle).
2. PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PACKING
a. PRINTED NAME (Last, First, Middle Initial)
b. RANK/GRADE c. TITLE
d. ORGANIZATION
e. PLACE PACKED
f. SIGNATURE
g. DATE (YYYYMMDD)
DD FORM 2781, AUG 2013
PREVIOUS EDITION IS OBSOLETE.
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CONTAINER PACKING CERTIFICATE
OR
VEHICLE PACKING DECLARATION
Person responsible for packing the cargo transport unit (vehicle/container) will complete the checklist. Cross out "vehicle" or
"container", as applicable. After completion, sign the certificate.
1. It is declared that the undersigned has visually inspected (Container/Vehicle) Number:
(cross out whichever item does NOT apply) and it has been loaded/packed in accordance with the provisions of 5.4.2.1
(IMDGC) and CFR 49 and that (indicate "N/A" for all items that do NOT apply):
a. The cargo transport unit (container/vehicle) was clean, dry, and apparently fit to receive the goods.
b. If the consignment includes goods of class 1, other than 1.4, the cargo transport unit (container/vehicle) is structurally
serviceable in conformity with 7.4.6 (IMDGC).
c. Goods that should be segregated, have not been packed together onto or in the cargo transport unit (container/ vehicle)
(unless approved by the competent authority concerned in accordance with 7.2.2.3 (IMDGC)).
d. All packages have been externally inspected for damage, leakage, or sifting, and only sound packages have been
packed.
e. Drums have been stowed in an upright position, unless otherwise authorized by the competent authority.
f. All packages have been properly packed onto or in the cargo transport unit (container/vehicle) and secured.
g. When dangerous goods are transported in bulk packagings, the cargo has been evenly distributed.
h. The cargo transport unit (container/vehicle) and packagings therein are properly marked, labeled, and placarded.
2
i. When solid carbon dioxide (CO - dry ice) is used for cooling purposes, the cargo transport unit (container/vehicle) is
externally marked or labeled in a conspicuous place, such as the door, and with the words: "DANGEROUS CO - GAS
2
(DRY ICE) INSIDE. VENTILATE THOROUGHLY BEFORE ENTERING".
j. The dangerous goods transport document required in 5.4.1 (IMDGC) has been received for each dangerous goods
consignment packed in the cargo transport unit (container/vehicle).
2. PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PACKING
a. PRINTED NAME (Last, First, Middle Initial)
b. RANK/GRADE c. TITLE
d. ORGANIZATION
e. PLACE PACKED
f. SIGNATURE
g. DATE (YYYYMMDD)
DD FORM 2781, AUG 2013
PREVIOUS EDITION IS OBSOLETE.
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What Is DD Form 2781 Used For?

DD Form 2781 confirms that dangerous goods have been classified, packaged, and labeled and are in proper condition for transport according to the applicable regulations. You must visually inspect the container or vehicle and indicate its number. Cross out any item that does not apply. Prepare to fill out the checklist certifying the following details:

  • Cargo transport unit was clean, dry, and fit to receive the goods;
  • Unit is serviceable to include explosive substances and articles;
  • Goods that must be segregated were not packed together;
  • Packages were visually inspected for leakage, damage, and sifting;
  • Drums were stowed in an upright position;
  • Packages were properly packed and secured;
  • Cargo has been evenly distributed in bulk packagings;
  • Unit and packagings are properly labeled and placarded;
  • If the solid carbon dioxide is used for cooling purposes, the unit is externally labeled;
  • Transport document was received for each dangerous goods consignment.

When you finish the checklist, write down your full name, rank or grade, title, and organization. State the place where you packed the goods, sign the document and record the actual date.