Is this HAZ-CHEM or not?

I’m not a DGSA but I don’t think 4% formaldehyde is on the Dangerous Goods list. Even if it was 25% formaldehyde it would onlly be Transport Cat 3, so you could carry 1000 litres.

Posted under Courier Basics, Hazardous Goods - ADR

Posted by Alec at 2:11 pm, February 24, 2006

Need Help to Find Out about towing trailers

If the total legal GVW of the trailer and towing vehicle combined is over 3500kg and is within the permitted GTW you need a tacho, whether the actual weight of the combination is above 3500kg or not.

An ‘O’ licence is only needed if the unladen weight of the trailer is over 1020kg.

You need B+E on your driving licence to tow a trailer of over 750kg.

Posted under Courier Basics, Towing, Vans

Posted by Alec at 4:58 pm, February 18, 2006

Hazardous, but not really

We had a collection yesterday, 20-odd boxes from a label manafacturer. Each box had an ADR sticker on it, full details UN number Class 9 etc, all different substances. Of course all that was in the boxes were reels of the stickers but the (ADR trained) driver refused to load them until the customer covered over the stickers on the boxes.

Was he right to do so or was he just being difficult? Was the customer doing anything wrong sending out goods wrongly marked as hazardous?

Posted under Courier Basics, Hazardous Goods - ADR

Posted by Alec at 2:38 pm, February 2, 2006