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What’s a dangerous goods or DG placard?

A dangerous goods placard is a diamond-shaped warning sign or label displayed on a truck, trailer, portable tank or container that either conveys information about the specific hazards and risks of the goods carried, or is a generic warning that

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Carrying dangerous goods in limited quantities (DGLQ) and consumer commodities (con coms)

Transport companies are required to carry a variety of dangerous goods of smaller quantities to supermarkets and other manufacturers. These may be carried with reduced segregation requirements if they meet the following conditions. They must meet all other requirements of

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Do you always need a D endorsement when transporting dangerous goods by road?

This question often causes a great deal of confusion. There are plenty of common household goods which are dangerous – bleach, shotgun shells, fireworks, hair dye, the gas bottle for your BBQ and more. You carry some of these back

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Dangerous goods segregation devices and when you need them

What is a segregation device? A segregation device is something that is used to contain and segregate dangerous goods that are incompatible with each other for a variety of reasons. They are used by a driver transporting dangerous goods. The

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What are small packages of dangerous goods?

Small packages of dangerous goods, explosives and excepted packages transported for hire or reward can be confusing to understand. Taking a box of shotgun cartridges for personal use is different from doing pest control for hire or reward. Smaller packages

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If I get pulled over, what will the police check regarding my load of dangerous goods?

In New Zealand, in most cases, if you are transporting dangerous goods you are required to abide by the Land Transport Dangerous Goods Rule 2005 and, as such, you are liable for prosecution if you do anything that contravenes the

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How to placard your vehicle when carrying dangerous goods

Any vehicle or combination (e.g. tractor unit and trailer) transporting dangerous goods that are a potential hazard to any person or property or to the environment must display placards or special marks as appropriate to the nature, quantity and use

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When doesn’t the Dangerous Goods legislation apply?

The Land Transport Rule: Dangerous Goods 2005 governs the carriage of dangerous goods in New Zealand, but in some cases, certain services are not required to abide by the Rule – that is, the driver doesn’t need to have a

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