The abbreviation ADR stands for “The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road”. It comes from the French title of the European treaty, which is “Accord Européen relatif au transport international des marchandises dangereuses par route”.
There are specific goods that fall into dangerous goods for transport. The European treaty listed several rules that must be followed when transporting dangerous and hazardous goods regarding the packaging, labelling and securing the hazardous goods.
Here are the classes of dangerous goods:
Class 1: Explosives
Class 2: Gas
Class 3: Flammable liquids
Class 4: Flammable solids
Class 5: Oxidising substances
Class 6: Toxic and infectious substances
Class 7: Radioactive materials
Class 8: Corrosive substances
Class 9: Miscellaneous dangerous goods
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