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Licensing Dangerous Goods Carrying Vehicles

Vehicles intended for the carriage of Dangerous goods shall comply with the requirements set out in the Motor Vehicles (Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road) Regulations (S.L. 65.22) and in the ADR – the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road.

The ADR regulations require that the carriage of certain hazardous material is done through special vehicles, as listed below:

  • Flammable liquids – FL & AT vehicles;
  • Explosive material – EXII & EXIII vehicles;
  • Oxidising Agents – OX vehicles.

The carriage of other types of hazardous materials may be done using normal goods carrying vehicles. However, prior to the organization of such transport, the services of a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) shall be engaged by the transport operator in order to ensure that all necessary safety precautions are taken.