Question: What dangerous goods and hazardous materials are you able to transport?

 

Answer: We transport dangerous goods and hazardous materials in the following classes: 

 

  • Class 2 -- gases, aerosols, e.g. refrigerants, oxygen, nitrogen, acetylene, chlorine gas, etc.

  • Class 3 -- flammable liquids, liquid desensitized explosives, e.g. petrol, ethanol, tee tree oil, glue, paint, resins, etc.

  • Class 4.1 -- flammable solids, solid desensitized explosives, self reactive substances, e.g. sulphur, camphor, firelighters, 

  • Class 4.2 -- spontaneously combustible substances, substances which explode when exposed to air, e.g. white phosophorous, aminal skins, iron oxide, etc. 

  • Class 4.3 -- substances which explode when in contact with water, e.g. zinc, soldium, lithium, potassium alloys, etc. 

  • Class 5.1 -- oxidizing substances, e.g. hydrogen peroxide, fertilisers, nitrates, saltpeter, chlorine tables, etc

  • Class 5.2 -- organic peroxides, e.g. peroxides, bleaching agents, peracetic acid, 

  • Class 6.1 -- toxic substances and poisons, e.g. acids, chloroform, dry cleaning fluid, dyes, paint stripper, degreasers, etc. 

  • Class 6.2 -- infectious substances, biological products, patient specimens, and medical waste, e.g. biological cultures, medical samples, clinical waste, GMOs, GMMOs, etc. 

  • Class 8 -- corrosives, e.g. batteries, hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, chlorides, liquid bleach, dyes, caustic soda, descalers, etc. 

  • Class 9 -- miscellaneous dangerous goods, e.g. asbestos, lithium batteries and items with lithium batteries in them, car and truck motors, dry ice, urinal cake perfume, life saving equipment, first aid kits, polystyrene beads, molten liquid, and environmentally hazardous materials, etc. 

 

Question: What dangerous goods and hazardous materials are you not able to transport?

Answer: We cannot transport any of the following:

  • Any quantity of Class 1 Explosives: 

  • Any quantity of Class 7 Radioactive substances:

Question: Are you properly licensed to transport hazardous goods?

 

Answer: Yes, all our drivers hold a Dangerous Goods driver licence issued by the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) which is the Regulator for New South Wales. A NSW EPA DG licence is valid in all States of Australia. Dangerous Goods Transport NSW operates in compliance with the ADG Code and NSW and Commonwealth law in regards to the legal transportation of dangerous goods in Australia. See here for information on DG transport requirements. As part of the expansion of our business we have recently obtained a controlled waste license from the NSW EPA for the transportation of trackable waste. (This is a new area for us so we ask to please bear with us while we gain some experience in this specialized area of hazardous materials transportation.)

 

Question: Do you do interstate deliveries?

Answer: Yes. We also offer an overnight service through an affiliate company. Note, per Australian law a vehicle transporting dangerous goods cannot be left unattended hence in longer journeys we may need to have two drivers so the jouney is continuous.

 

Question: Do your drivers have Security clearance for NSW Ports?

 

Answer: Yes. We have Maritime security clearance for all NSW ports. This level of security clearance allows us to enter NSW ports and interact with domestic and international ships docked at the ports. Every driver has a MSIC (Maritime Security Identity Card) for this purpose. We frequently deliver to Sydney Port (The Rocks), Port Botany, Port Kembla and Glebe Island/White Bay ports.

  

Question: Do you do next-day deliveries?

 

Answer: generally no. But we do have access to third-party facilities for storing should there be no alternative than to store for a next-day delivery. This applies to metropolitan services only. There may be a slight increase in the price of the job to use these facilities.

Question: Can I use the product SDS as the transport doc?

 

Answer: Under no circumstances is an SDS acceptable as a transport document. The carriage of all goods classified as DG must have an accompanying transport document in the correct format. We can help you with the correct documentation if needed. Information on transport documentation is available on the NSW EPA Website. You can also download a free transport document template courtesy of the NSW EPA from their website here: https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/your-environment/dangerous-goods/controls-when-apply/transport-documents

Question: Do you pack dangerous goods?

 

Answer: No. You need to correctly pack your dangerous goods for transport. You must provide your own segregation units if you have cargo that needs to be segregated. We only pick up and drop off. We take single loads only, no mixed consignments. Hazardous goods must be packed according to the UN regulations and the Australian Dangerous Goods Code and all required information must be recorded on a corresponding transport document for every consignment. We must inspect the goods and verify the transport docs before we accept carriage of goods. A blank transport document template can be downloaded from the NSW EPA website.

Question: What are the costs to transport dangerous goods? 

 

SYDNEY METRO.

  • Generally charges are by the hour. Time to load and unload is included in the "duration of carriage." MINIMUM CHARGE = 3 HRS. 

  • Larger deliveries may be charged by pallet/IBC plus load/unload.

  • The rate depends on the class of the goods being transported, their packing group category (if applicable), and the quantity and/or weight of the goods. We have to consider the location, danger level of the goods (UN Packing Group classification), transport conditions, the facilities at the pickup and unloading locations, and the controls we need to take to transport them safely.

  • Pricing is inclusive of fuel surcharges and road tolls.

  • There may be an additional charge for last minute or urgent pickups and weekend deliveries.

  • For regular work we can negotiate set prices.

  • For contract work a set fee may be negotiated either as a per hour rate or per job rate. A base price for fuel is determined at the start of the contract. In the future if the price of fuel changes there will be a fuel surcharge charged to compensate for the change in base rate as per the standard Fuel Levy calculator found at http://www.freightmetrics.com.au/FuelLevyCalculator/tabid/114/Default.aspx

COUNTRY NSW AND INTERSTATE.

  • Generally charged by the kilometer (including return trip empty.)

  • Smaller jobs (e.g Sydney to Bathurst, Sydney to Newcastle, etc) generally charged by the hour 

  • For contract work where interstate journeys are part of the contract there may be set prices for each of the runs.

  • If priced on kilometers there may or may not be an additional load/unload charge.

Question: What paperwork do we need to do to engage Dangerous Goods Transport NSW?

 

It is very simple to engage us. Your company need only read and sign our Service Contract Terms and Conditions. You only need to sign this once as it will hold for repeat business. We cannot do business without this done. Please see out Terms and Conditions here: