The carriage of dangerous goods clearly needs rules and regulations to ensure that these goods are transported safely.
Read more about the carriage of dangerous goods in our briefing notes below.
International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR)
In Europe the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road is governed by the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR). The purpose of the Agreement is to ensure that dangerous goods can travel internationally by road without hindrance provided that the goods are packed and labelled in accordance with the provisions of the Agreement and that the vehicles used comply with technical requirements set down in the Agreement. Tank vehicles, tank containers and demountable tanks must undergo a technical inspection in their country of origin.
Logistics UK’s Yearbook of road transport law provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of the important practical advice surrounding this important transport operation. Areas included are, information concerning load thresholds, instructions in writing, documentation, the safe loading, unloading and handling of dangerous goods, vehicle markings, training requirements and much more.
Download the dangerous goods chapter of the Yearbook of Road Transport Law