ADR Regulations for drivers

The European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road, or ADR for short, is a 1957 United Nations treaty that governs transnational transport of dangerous or hazardous goods. The ADR was amended in 2011 and many of its provisions changed.

The new regulations substantially modify the responsibility for informing the transport crew about safety matters. In order to clarify the situation and enable carriers to more easily communicate safety information to their drivers, Eurobitume developed "Additional Information on the ADR 2013 Instructions in Writing," collecting the specific safety information related to the transport of hot bitumen.

This document is available in 19 languages: Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish.

One of the changes is in the responsibility for communicating safety information. The consignor of the product transported by the carrier is no longer responsible for informing the drivers about safety procedures and regulations. The carrier is now responsible for informing the drivers, and this information must be made available in the language or languages spoken by the crew.

The instructions in writing contain 4 pages that are common to all dangerous goods as well as an optional section specific to the product transported.

Note: The new Common Instructions In Writing can be found in most EU languages from the following website.

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Considerable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information contained in the document and the content is believed to be accurate at the time of publication. However, neither EUROBITUME nor any member of EUROBITUME can accept liability for any loss, damage or injury whatsoever resulting from the use of this information.

This document does not necessarily represent the views of any company participating in EUROBITUME. All Specific Annex ADR documents can be accessed via our publication page to ensure you select the right country and language.


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