Goods of Class 8
AP7 Carriage in bulk shall only be as a full load.
AP8 The design of the load compartment of vehicles or containers shall take account of any
residual currents and impacts from the batteries.
The load compartments of vehicles or containers shall be of steel resistant to the corrosive
substances contained in the batteries. Less resistant steels may be used when there is a
sufficiently great wall thickness or a plastics lining/layer resistant to the corrosive substances.
NOTE: Steel exhibiting a maximum rate of progressive reduction of 0.1 mm per year under the effects
of the corrosive substances may be considered as resistant.
The load compartments of vehicles or containers shall not be loaded above the top of their walls.
Carriage is also permitted in small plastics containers which shall be capable of withstanding, when
fully loaded, a drop from a height of 0.8 m onto a hard surface at
-18 °C, without breakage.
Goods of Class 9
AP2 Vehicles and containers shall have adequate ventilation.
AP9 Carriage in bulk is permitted for solids (substances or mixtures, such as preparations or
wastes) containing on average not more than 1 000 mg/kg of substance to which this UN
number is assigned. At no point of the load shall the concentration of this substance or these
substances be higher than 10 000 mg/kg.
AP10 Vehicles and containers shall be made leak tight or fitted with a leak tight and puncture
resistant sealed liner or bag, and shall have a means of retaining any free liquid that might
escape during carriage, e.g. absorbent material. Packagings, discarded, empty, uncleaned
with residues of Class 5.1 shall be carried in vehicles and containers which have been so
constructed or adapted that the goods cannot come into contact with wood or any other
PROVISIONS CONCERNING CARRIAGE IN TANKS
Dangerous goods may not be carried in tanks unless a code is indicated in Columns (10) or (12) of
Table A of Chapter 3.2 or unless a competent authority approval is granted as detailed in 188.8.131.52. The
carriage shall be in accordance with the provisions of Chapters 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 or 4.5 as applicable. The
vehicles, whether they be rigid vehicles, drawing vehicles, trailers or semi-trailers, shall satisfy the
relevant requirements of Chapters 9.1, 9.2 and 9.7 concerning the vehicle to be used, as indicated in
Column (14) of Table A in Chapter 3.2.
The vehicles designated by the codes EX/III, FL or AT in 184.108.40.206 shall be used as follows:
- Where an EX/III vehicle is prescribed, only an EX/III vehicle may be used;
- Where a FL vehicle is prescribed, only an FL vehicle may be used;
- Where an AT vehicle is prescribed, AT and FL vehicles may be used.
PROVISIONS CONCERNING LOADING, UNLOADING AND HANDLING
General provisions concerning loading, unloading and handling
The vehicle and its driver, as well as the container(s), bulk-container(s), MEGC(s), tank-container(s)
or portable tank(s) if any, shall comply with the regulatory provisions (especially those concerning
safety, security, cleanliness and satisfactory operation of the equipment used in loading and
unloading) upon arrival at the loading and unloading sites, which include container terminals.
Unless otherwise specified in ADR, the loading shall not be carried out if:
- an examination of the documents; or
- a visual inspection of the vehicle or of the container(s), bulk-container(s), MEGC(s), tankcontainer(
s) or portable tank(s) if any, as well as of their equipment used in loading and
shows that the vehicle, the driver, a container, a bulk-container, a MEGC, a tank-container, a portable
tank or their equipment do not comply with the regulatory provisions. The interior and exterior of a
vehicle or container shall be inspected prior to loading to ensure that there is no damage that could
affect its integrity or that of the packages to be loaded in it.
Unless otherwise specified in ADR, the unloading shall not be carried out, if the above-mentioned
inspections reveal deficiencies that might affect the safety or the security of the unloading.
In accordance with the special provisions of 7.3.3 or 7.5.11, in conformity with Columns (17) and (18)
of Table A of Chapter 3.2, certain dangerous goods shall only be forwarded as a "full load" (see
definition in 1.2.1). In such a case, the competent authorities may require the vehicle or large
container used for such carriage to be loaded at only one point and unloaded at only one point.
When orientation arrows are required packages and overpacks shall be oriented in accordance with
NOTE: Liquid dangerous goods shall be loaded below dry dangerous goods whenever practicable.
All means of containment shall be loaded and unloaded in conformity with a handling method for
which they have been designed and, where required, tested.
Mixed loading prohibition
Packages bearing different danger labels shall not be loaded together in the same vehicle or container
unless mixed loading is permitted according to the following Table based on the danger labels they
NOTE 1: In accordance with 220.127.116.11.2, separate transport documents shall be drawn up for
consignments that cannot be loaded together in the same vehicle or container.
NOTE 2: For packages containing substances or articles only of Class 1 and bearing a label
conforming to models Nos. 1, 1.4, 1.5 or 1.6, irrespective of any other danger labels required for
these packages, mixed loading shall be permitted in accordance with 18.104.22.168. The Table in 22.214.171.124
shall only apply when such packages are loaded together with packages containing substances or
articles of other classes.