Info on ADR safety regulations for Trucks and Semi Trailers


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ADR (European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road), entered into force in 1968, is the arragement of rules and regulations for safety transportation of hazardous goods like ful, lpg, lng and chemicals. These rules are also for the semi-trailers. There are some classes and tanker codes regulated according to different materials which the tanker will carry.

Annex A: General provisions and provisions concerning dangerous articles and substances
Part 1
General provisions
Part 2
Part 3
Dangerous goods list, special provisions and exemptions related to limited and excepted quantities
Part 4
Packing and tank provisions
Part 5
Consignment procedures
Part 6
Requirements for the construction and testing of packagings, intermediate bulk containers (IBCs), large packagings and tanks
Part 7
Provisions concerning the conditions of carriage, loading, unloading and handling
Annex B: Provisions concerning transport equipment and transport operations
Part 8
Requirements for vehicle crews, equipment, operation and documentation
Part 9
Requirements concerning the construction and approval of vehicles

The materials used during the manufacturing of the tanker semi trailer should be exproof first of all. Manholes on the top for entrance into the compartment, api-couplings for discharge and filling, electrical systems, brakes, axles, buffles between the compartments, landing gear. Additionally, related warning labels, pictograms should be attached on the chassis in conformity with the regulations mentioned in ADR rules. The type of the material should be labelled also. "33-1203" is for gasoline for instance.

There are certain hazard classes in order to identify the different materials. "Class 3" for instance stands for flammable liquids.