With GO!, when shipping hazardous freight you have a partner at your side that not only works with maximum care while guaranteeing absolute safety but is also thoroughly familiar with all the legal regulations and requirements.
The hazardous freight officer at your GO! station will gladly provide you with comprehensive advice.
ADR stands for Accord Européen relatif au transport international des marchandises dangereuses par route. This European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road provides detailed rules about the regulations and obligations for all parties involved in the shipment of hazardous freight.
For many hazardous materials of classes 2, 3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 8 and 9, there is a special provision in the ADR that exempts these hazardous goods from the regulations of the ADR if certain criteria are met. For further information, consult Section 3.4 of the ADR/RID. The abbreviation ‘LQ’ stands for the ‘limited quantities’ of hazardous materials involved.
Particulars on the classification of an item of hazardous freight can be found under Item 14 of the applicable EC Safety Data Sheet!
Hazardous freight is identified using a hazardous-freight list containing the transport regulations to be followed in each case. The list contains around 3,000 hazardous materials or collective entries and encompasses the exact transport labelling and the UN ID no. of the product to be sent, e.g. sulphuric acid - UN 1830. Within the framework of GO! incoming orders, active query of required hazardous-freight data ensures that the conveyance and accompanying papers contain the information required under law. Data collected online are compared with current materials data under the ADR and checked for plausibility.
Identifying a substance or freight with hazardous properties under the regulations for the conveyance of hazardous freight calls for certain items of information. This information leads to the appropriate classification. It is also required to set the requirements for transport, such as e.g. prohibitions on conveyance, exemptions, permissible forms of conveyance, etc.
An exact classification of hazardous freight must contain the following particulars:
* For classes 1, 2, 5.2, in some instances 6.2 and 7, there is no packaging group.
Worldwide, materials, solutions or mixtures are assigned a four-digit identification number issued by the United Nations. This UN number or material number appears throughout the entire conveyance circuit. When hazardous freight is transported, each parcel must be clearly and permanently labelled with the UN number of the hazardous freight contained therein.
Transport of hazardous freight through the GO! system is subject to the following requirements:
GO! will accept only hazardous-freight shipments that are packaged in accordance with applicable law and labelled as required by regulations.For transport restrictions, please consult your GO! station. We will gladly also answer any individual questions you may have about hazardous-freight transport with GO!.
You can reach your nearest GO! station under the toll-free hotline,+49 (0)800/859 99 99for calls placed from landline network.
Where hazardous freight is concerned, uncompromising safety is our number-one concern and takes top priority.
GO! will transport only hazardous-freight shipments that are packaged in accordance with applicable law and labelled as required by regulations.
Hazardous freight of most classes are assigned to a particular packaging group. The corresponding level of hazard has a direct impact on the quality of packaging that must be used.
|Packing group||Freight hazard level|
|I||Highly hazardous (X-coded packaging)|
|II||Moderately hazardous (X- or Y-coded packaging)|
|III||Slightly hazardous (X-, Y- or Z-coded packaging)|
Each parcel must be clearly and permanently labelled with the UN number of the hazardous freight contained therein. The prescribed labels must be easily visible and legible and must withstand the elements without appreciable impairment. Each parcel containing hazardous freight or objects must be accompanied by the prescribed papers for hazardous freight unless a special regulation (e.g. limited quantities) states otherwise.
A hazardous-freight slip for parcels is in the form of a square stood on end and has a prescribed side length of at least 100 mm.
Hazardous-freight class 5.1. – flammable (oxidising) materials.