Road transport: ADR Code (EU Agreement) and 49 CFR (US DOT)

Transport by road has a more regional nature in Europe and comes under the auspices of the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UNECE).

UNECE issues the ADR, short for the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road.

These codes regulate the carriage of dangerous goods in packages and/or cargo transport units (freight or tank containers/vehicles) in more than forty, mostly European, countries.

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  • ADR