August 20, 2015

Dangerous Goods Notice

Jeremy Picard
by Jeremy Picard

Important notice – Transportation of dangerous goods

This is a reminder concerning TDG regulations update. Shipper’s responsibilities have been affected and important penalties can be imposed.

Since July 1st, 2015: The description of the dangerous goods on the shipping documentation (bill of lading) must begin with its UN.

Examples descriptions of dangerous goods are:

UN1203, GASOLINE, Class 3, PG II
UN1214, ISOBUTYLAMINE, Class 3, Subsidiary Class (8), II
UN1214, ISOBUTYLAMINE, Class 3(8), Packing Group II

Since July 15th, 2015: The shipping documentation (bill of lading) needs to include a consignor’s certification with the legible name of the sender’s representative who certifies the packaging compliance, identification, etc. of carried substances.

Here is consignor’s certification:

I hereby declare that the contents of this consignment are fully and accurately described above by the proper shipping name, are properly classified and packaged, have dangerous goods safety marks properly affixed or displayed on them, and are in all respects in proper condition for transport according to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.”

We are counting on everyone to collaborate in respecting and applying these new regulations in order to avoid delays and infractions.

For more TDG regulations information, you may consult Transport Canada website:

Transport Canada

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