The objective of the present guidelines is to promote the use of the appropriate equipment for the transport of packed chemical cargo.
The scope of these guidelines includes existing and new transport vehicles, trailers and containers used for:
- the different modes of transport except air transport;
- the carriage of palletized and non-palletized packed cargo;
- the transport of dangerous and non-dangerous goods;
- FTL (full truck loads) and LTL (less than full truck loads).
For certain types of LTL, different requirements may be needed. The tractor unit and any specialized or product specific equipment (e.g. equipment for temperature control, goose necks, high volume road trains) are outside the scope of these guidelines.