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Tracking and Tracing


Current ADR-regulations on identifying dangerous goods vehicles Workshop Luxembourg 17th March 2010











Transport Regulations
- ADR means European Agreement concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by road - It is developed by the UN-ECE and updated every odd year (currently 2009-version) - There are 46 signatory countries = EU-27 - + 19 others from Albania to Turkey (since 22.02.2010) and Ukraine

Spotting DG-vehicles DG-vehicles have to be placarded and marked for identification purposes of the nature of the cargo loaded 4 .

Spotting DG-vehicles DG-vehicles have to be placarded and marked for identification purposes of the nature of the cargo loaded 5 .

and to all four sides of containers 6 .Placarding - - Means that a DG-vehicle must be identified by placards of 250 x 250 mm which correspond to the label(s) required for the DG carried Placards to be affixed to each side and at the rear of the vehicle.

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numbers are 100 mm high Plates must resist a fire of 15 minutes.Marking - - - Means that a DG-vehicle /container must carry orange-coloured plates/self-adhesive sheets. black border is 15 mm. and stay affixed even if vehicle rolls over 9 . with the hazard identification number and the four-digit UN number for the dangerous good loaded Size is 300 x 400 mm.

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.The marking & placarding are very often affixed in slightly different places from one vehicle to another 11 .Spotting DG-vehicles BUT….The above is valid only for tank and bulk vehicles / containers ..

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Spotting DG-vehicles - With only packages or mixed loads of packages containing different dangerous goods. the vehicle just needs to carry two orange-coloured ‘empty’ plates at the front and at the back 14 .

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The above with placarding for Class 1 (explosives) and Class 7 (radioactive goods) packages..Spotting DG-vehicles AND…. affixed to each side and at the rear 16 .

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Spotting DG-vehicles - > 01.2011 orange-coloured ‘empty’ plates (or black-onwhite ‘LTD QTY’ plates) at the front and at the back will also apply to LQ > 8 t on vehicles / in containers > 12 t This kind of transport will have been travelling ‘incognito’ until then 19 - .01.

One DG: Several DG: or LQ = Limited Quantities • borderline ≥ 2 mm • side length ≥ 10 cm • numbers ≥ 6 mm 20 .

nor where onboard the vehicle it is loaded (rear? middle? front? side? top? bottom?) 21 . but not what it is (no hazard identification code). the only thing that is known is that there is/are DG on board the vehicle.Spotting DG-vehicles - From the outside.

and the truth is revealed! 22 . until. they are checked.Spotting DG-vehicles - - - Not all vehicles carrying DG carry some sign of identification as required! The chances of a roadside check are higher with placarding and/or marking Some vehicles carry DG but ‘forget’ to open the required plates. of course.

. no placarding 23 - .000 l/kg) = no orange plates. - The ADR allows for exemptions too Then it is not necessary for the vehicle to carry any signs of having DG on board at all (up to 1.Spotting DG-vehicles PLUS….

. which measures to take and when to do so 24 . - It is not imperative for the driver to have an ADR-training certificate nor special knowledge of the dangers from his cargo.Spotting DG-vehicles AND….

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HCDG - High-consequence dangerous goods are those which have the potential for misuse in a terrorist incident and which may. produce serious consequences such as mass casualties or mass destruction 26 . as a result.

and encourages the use of transport telemetry or other tracking methods and devices for monitoring HCDG-transports These must be operational and effective at all times 27 .3.10.5). equipment or arrangements to prevent the theft of the vehicle carrying HCDG and its cargo’ (1.HCDG - - - ADR stipulates the use of ‘devices.3 and table of HCDG 1.10.

. undertaken by each company individually Tracking & tracing of DG-vehicles remains solidified at an insular rather than a global level 28 . if at all. - - So far fitting such equipment is.Spotting DG-vehicles BUT….

Documenting DG-transports - - - - International transport document (CMR) or simple transport document for national transport New format for ‘Instructions in writing’ since July 1st 2009. no longer material-related Onus of correct classification falls back on transport document entirely Hazard ID-code is very often no longer indicated anywhere 29 .

Tunnel restrictions for DGvehicles 30 .

Tunnel restrictions for DGvehicles Obligatory since January 1st. 2009 .Further information on /country-info_e.Tunnel restriction code must be mentioned on transport document since July 1st.unece. 2010 (with indication of alternative routing) .Not applicable to ADR-exemptions 31 .htm .

3291. C. 3359 and 3373 C D E 32 . D and E (very high risk of explosion) As B plus (high) risk of explosion or large toxic release As C plus risk of large fire Restrictions for all dangerous goods other than UN 2919. 3331.Tunnel restrictions for DGvehicles A B No restrictions (no sign at tunnel entrance) Passage for bidden through tunnels of catgeories B.

. Tunnel restriction code for C. Tunnel restriction code for B.. D and E (with conditions) .Tunnel restrictions for DGvehicles . C.. D and E (with conditions) 33 ..

express goods. bear in mind that tracking and tracing can also play a major role in other types of transport. deepfrozen foods) waste (dangerous or not. such as - - - high-value cargo (e. clothes. shoes. new ‘collections’ of tyres.g. priceless pieces of art and musical instruments) perishable and/or temperature-controlled goods (e. flowers.PLEASE…. such as copper) livestock > 8 hours 34 .g. industrial moulds.

g. flowers) where the entire vehicle/container/tank is UN 3359 ‘Fumigated Unit’ Class 9 and should be documented and labelled as such 35 . fruit. wheat. exotic wood.AND (almost) FINALLY….in the case of transport of fumigated goods (e. .

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THANK YOU ! 37 .

Julie POMPE.Tracking and Tracing Contact information: . ++352-357214-282 Fax ++352-357214-231 Email 38 .pompe@snct. DGSA Société Nationale de Contrôle Technique Tel.