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ADR Training: Who Needs It and Why?

ADR Training: Who Needs It and Why? Certain goods transported on Britain’s roads come under a higher grade of scrutiny than those carried under the banner of general haulage; because of the laws governing the carriage of dangerous (hazardous) materials, proper training is essential.Due to the consequences that may follow from the improper handling, packaging...
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diesel duty hike is on the cards, while a driver skills shortage threatens the future of the industry

Driver Skills Shortage: Concerns Growing in Logistics Industry

In road haulage, the driver skills shortage is a matter of increasing urgency for trade bodies and businesses.     While recent efforts to address the issue have been praised by the government, a worrying gulf between the needs of the industry, and the manpower available to resolve them, remains.   Chartwise previously reported on...
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What is a Petroleum Driver Passport?

The Petroleum Driver Passport (PDP) is now entering it’s second year Originally developed by The Downstream Oil Distribution Forum (DODF), a partnership of industry bodies, employers and trade unions, the PDP is an industry initiative backed by the government to ensure a consistent high standard in the training of all tanker drivers in the industry....
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What is ADR training

ADR Explained The European agreement concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by road was created in Geneva on the 30th of September 1957 and came into force on the 29th of January 1958. ADR comes from the official French name for the agreement which is “Accord européen relatif au transport international des marchandises Dangereuses...
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The classification of dangerous goods

Classification of dangerous substances under ADR ADR groups hazardous substances into 9 different categories which are referred to as classes. Each class has danger sign to show it’s major hazard and some classes are then sub-divided further to identify the specific hazard. Here is a brief overview of the 9 classes of dangerous goods under...
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Instructions in writing according to ADR

INSTRUCTIONS IN WRITING ACCORDING TO ADR Actions in the event of an accident or emergency In the event of an accident or emergency that may occur or arise during carriage, the members of the vehicle crew shall take the following actions where safe and practicable to do so: Apply the braking system, stop the engine...
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