Dangerous Goods Transport

Our team at Local Freight is expert in handling all of your Dangerous & Hazardous goods transport and distribution needs. When it comes to transportation of Dangerous and Hazardous Goods there are no half measures and any room for error.
Service Area
Brisbane | Gold-Coast | SunShine-Coast | Toowoomba
Class 2
Class 3
Flammable liquids
Class 4
Flammable solids
Class 4.2
Spontaneously Combustible
Class 4.3
Dangerous When WET
Class 5.1
Oxidizing Agents
Class 5.2
Organic Peroxides
Class 6
Toxic Chemicals
Class 8
Corrosives Substances
Class 9
Miscellaneous Substances
Dangerous Goods Transport & Distribution
  • Our dangerous goods fleet is fully compliant and registered to carry bulk dangerous goods.
  • Our trucks carry various signage and safety equipment necessary for Dangerous goods transport.
  • All of our DG truck drivers are accredited and experienced in transporting Dangerous goods, they carry a valid Dangerous Goods Licence.
  • Local Freight maintains a documented Transport Emergency Response Plan (TERP) to respond to emergency situations, a copy of it can be viewed here...
All Dangerous goods must be packed in a way suitable for transport. All consignments must be accompanied by proper dangerous goods documentions. Only compatible dangerous goods classes can travel together.

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Dangerous Goods Transport in Brisbane

We Are Providers of Dangerous Goods Transport in Brisbane

Dangerous goods transport in Brisbane shouldn’t be taken lightly and conducted by any logistic company. There are several stipulations and certifications required when transporting hazardous goods. At Local Freight, we possess the necessary skills and qualifications to carry out hazardous goods transport.

Tips for Dangerous Goods Logistics

The type of transport required is specific to the nature of the cargo. There isn’t much to consider when moving non-perishable items. However, transporting dangerous goods requires deeper thought and care. Some of these include inherently hazardous objects, which, if mishandled, poses a threat to everything in its immediate surroundings. They come in various forms such as liquids, gases and solids can be hot or cold, clear, or coloured, pungent, or odourless.
  • You must be aware of the items you’re transporting, especially if they’re hazardous. Sometimes, even rudimentary goods pose a threat such as table tennis balls, nail polish or perfume. Exposure to these items can cause human skin to burn due to its acidic content; they may exude toxic fumes while some are incredibly flammable. When packing these goods, you require extensive knowledge of the goods, and it’s possibilities and should apply those warnings to the packaging.
  • The packing process is crucial for hazardous goods. Essentially, care is taken with every package to prevent any damage, but dangerous items bring added risk. As a result, you must take extra precautions. All dangerous goods should be tightly packed with proper cushioning to ensure their security during transportation. Avoid spillage and leaks to prevent destruction to other interests as well as the damage caused to the nature of the goods itself.
  • Train employees on the carriage of dangerous goods. Every part of the chain must be aware of the processes and be skilled in handling hazardous goods. Cargo handlers, packers, documentation staff and others must understand the entire chain of transporting these items and not only their job-specific tasks. They should receive training on the regulations associated with transporting dangerous goods for the safety of everyone involved.


Common Mistakes People Make Regarding Dangerous Goods Transport

Transporting dangerous goods by road is incredibly dangerous. Hence several regulations must be followed to minimise the potential for danger. Ignoring or failing to pay attention to these rules places your employees and the environment at risk. Furthermore, as a business, you could incur penalties if your packages aren’t compliant. Even though you try to avoid mishaps, they can occur so bear these in mind.
  • The nature and class of dangerous goods require specific labels, danger panels or placards. It provides information about the contents of the package and the risk it carries. Incorrect labelling or any mistakes made with the signage has the potential for catastrophic consequences. Clear labelling assists in promoting transport safety.
  • External packaging is part of the process of ensuring the safe transport of hazardous goods. They are available in various shapes and materials such as wooden crates, cardboard boxes or plastic bags to name a few. You should aim to pair dangerous goods with the appropriate packaging, which is a mistake often made. External packaging is exchanged with each other which is a drastic error considering the nature of the materials inside the package.
  • Ignoring the regulations or trying to bypass certain points is dangerous. These regulations are established nationally and internationally for the safety of everyone involved.
  • Classification, packaging, labelling, and marking are critical aspects of transporting hazardous goods. Meeting those guidelines and requirements is essential in carrying out transportation safely.

What to Expect from Local Freight Regarding Dangerous Goods Freight

We have learnt from years of experience in dangerous goods transport. As a result, there are no half measures and any room for error from our professional staff.
  • The fleet that we reserve for dangerous goods is fully compliant and registered to carry bulk loads of hazardous items. As a result, all the necessary signage is applied to the vehicles to comply with regulations. Furthermore, we equip every truck that carries dangerous goods with safety kits required in an emergency.
  • We understand the dangers of transporting goods of this nature and as such, employ compliant drivers. All our drivers are accredited and experienced in transporting dangerous goods. They also carry a specific dangerous goods license.
  • Transporting these types of goods is naturally risky. Anything can happen while on the roads which is why we’ve developed a plan. The Transport Emergency Response Plan (TERP) details the steps to take when in an emergency. It provides the direction of how to respond in a crisis.

All dangerous goods must follow the necessary regulations and be accompanied by the proper documentation.

About Local Freight

We have been assisting people and businesses with their transport problems for over ten years, but our collective experience surpasses two decades in the industry. We’ve developed our reputation as the preferred supplier of a taxi truck in the Gold Coast. Our focus is on providing high-quality services that are reliable and professional. We pride ourselves in providing incredible value for money, combining price, quality, and customer service.We’re a transport and distribution company that have been assisting people for over ten years. Our knowledge and experience in the industry surpass two decades. We take pride in offering exceptional customer service every time.
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