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

2 Comments so far

  1. Alec added on  February 1st, 2006 at 15:43

    I’ve just spoken to Department for Transport’s Dangerous Goods Branch and they don’t know what he should do. Considering they’re the people that enforce the regs that’s a bit worrying.

  2. Alec added on  February 1st, 2006 at 17:09

    Yes, like when you pick up from a printers they might have a copy of the leaflets in the box taped to the outside.

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