Placard Inspection Blitz
Do you transport dangerous goods? Would your transport equipment pass an inspection? Did you know that Ontario is the highest-producing jurisdiction when it comes to Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) inspections?
This August, there will be an inspection blitz, which will focus on the transportation of Dangerous Goods. Do you know which placards your goods require to be fully compliant?
If you have any questions about what labels and placards are required for transporting dangerous goods, we are here to help. As an added bonus, GEMC will be running a promotion on all of our placards. Stay tuned for details.
For more information, please visit: https://www.trucknews.com/transportation/ontario-focusing-roadside-truck-inspection-resources/1003091780/
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The movement of all Dangerous Goods in Canada is regulated by Transport Canada for all modes of Transportation and is governed by the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR), the International Civil Aviation Organization Technical Instructions (ICAO TI) as well as the International Marine Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG). Each of these outlines’ specific instructions for the shipping/handling/receiving and consumer purchasing of each Dangerous Goods product or those products contained within e.g., Lithium Batteries. Having a visible safety mark on the outside of a means of containment to identify the potential hazards is part of these instructions and works to keep all individuals safe and secure from possible illness/injury caused by unmarked packaging.
“The majority of trade between Asia and Europe still relies on the Suez Canal, and given that vital goods including vital medical equipment and PPE, are moving via these ships we call on the Egyptian authorities do all they can to reopen the canal as soon as possible.”
An estimated 12% of global trade passes through the Suez Canal, comprising more than one billion tonnes of goods each year.
Guy Platten continued: “Not only will the goods aboard the Ever Given be severely delayed on their journey, but the hundreds of other ships are also affected. The damage done to the global supply chain will be significant.”