Dangerous goods

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.

Information on the topics below is available to FTA members by clicking on any available links or by downloading the Dangerous Goods chapter of the Yearbook of Road Transport Law

  • Dangerous Goods regulations
  • Load thresholds for packaged dangerous goods
  • Transport documentation
  • Instructions in writing
  • Other requirements
  • Loading, unloading and handling
  • ADR vehicle markings
  • Tank inspections
  • Driver training
  • Tunnel codes
  • Maritime requirements
  • Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors
  • Bulk containers
  • Transport of dangerous goods - security
  • Good practice to follow if stopped en-route
  • UN hazard classes and danger signs

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