Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods

Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods

Permanent and long-term working programme

  • Develop and analyse proposals amending the Modal Agreements. Monitor, influence and participate in UN working group meetings on the transport of dangerous goods: WP.15 and and joint RID/ADR/ADN meetings.

  • Analyse and comment on proposals from the European Commission and participate in the TDG meetings (Transport of Dangerous Goods) of DG MOVE.

  • Develop co-operation with other international organisations to strengthen the influence of the private sector on regulators. Jointly organise seminars and conferences.

  • Draw up and analyse technical proposals to improve operations, productivity, geographical coverage, road safety, the conservation of natural resources, and reduce their impact on roads, noise, emissions and energy consumption.

  • Promote in cooperation with the UNECE, IRU GEMD Members and the IRU Academy the geographical extension of the ADR Agreement, especially in Asia, Africa and Latin Amercia.

  • Provide input and promote the activities of the IRU Academy.

  • Monitor and influence the activities on safety for the transport of dangerous goods through road tunnels and within road transport companies.

  • Monitor and influence the definitions of responsibilities and liability of all actors in the dangerous goods transport chain.

  • Monitor and promote single transport regulations of dangerous goods for multimodal transport.

  • Monitor and strive for harmonisation of safety advisers activities into all modes of transport of dangerous goods.

  • Monitor and follow-up working groups regarding different types of transport (i.e. waste).

  • Monitor and influence the introduction of best practical technologies in order to exploit the potential for further increasing vehicle capacity and mitigate the impact on the environment.

  • Monitor and influence the introduction of unexploited technical potentials for best practical usage of intelligent transport systems (ITS) in order to mitigate the negative impact of commercial vehicles on the environment and to enhance driving safety for commercial vehicles.

  • Keep members informed of the content, interpretation and modifications of the ADR Agreement and draft positions in close co-operation with Members.

  • Monitor and influence Contracting Parties’ implementation of decisions taken along with IRU Members.

Best practice on transport of dangerous goods by road