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It's good to have an efficient navigation system in your car.
It is also good to have an efficient carrier.
Usually we save our default criteria...
in our navigation system : fastest, most economical route, using highways for more safety, etc.
But it doesn't matter, indeed in all cases, indicating the right address, we get there, not necessarily in the expected conditions, but we arrive at our destination.
It's very similar with your carrier, once you give them the address, your shipment arrives at destination, not always the way you wanted to, but it does.
So, have you clearly defined the initial criteria with your carrier?
Have you clearly mentioned your satisfaction criterias: time, costs, safety...?
Meet your carriers, draw up precise your requirements before your start a tender:
Explain to them what you want, your constraints, your priorities, listen to the alternatives he offers you.
We sometimes discover on the navigation system the alternative of a journey longer than a minute, but without toll.
And you, do you see other analogies between transporter and navigation system?
credit photo : DariuszSankowski
If I tell you : "22.214.171.124" , what are you thinking about?
No, it is not the code of my credit card (...)
it is an article of the ADR regulations which makes it possible to "alleviate" some of the obligations related to the transport of dangerous goods.
But beware, "alleviate" does not mean that there is nothing to do: The obligations of training, compliance with packaging and labeling rules (among others) must be respected to benefit from them.
And it is especially important to know the conditions under which this article applies: in the event of an offense, the fines can reach 30000 €!
"We are not involved by ADR, we only prepare very small quantities"
However, ADR applies, whatever the volume shipped, even for 1 gram!
Indeed, there is specifically an article which specifies the rules to follow for quantities less than 1g or 1ml!
They are not the most restrictive, but they do exist.
Would you ever think of slipping cyanide into an envelope and mailing it without taking any other precautions?
And beyond these 1g and 1ml, there are specific regulations defined for other "small" quantities:
- The "Excepted Quantity" that can be associated with "samples"
- The " Limited Quantity " for packaging prepared for private use.
The thresholds are specific to each product, each case must be studied, but there are always obligations: information, packaging, training, etc.
In the event of an offense, the fines range from 400€ to 1500€ per package
"There's no point in having good tools if you don't have the right craftsmen".
Maybe you too, during the COVID's curfew, you started some DIY at home?
For me, it was the laying of a paving in the garage: I had invested in good tools: paving cutter, level, mallet, etc ... and yet the result, I admit, was not lived up to expectations and above all it took me a long time
I am nevertheless proud to have tried and to have learned :-)
Some are also tempted to invest in more or less powerful IT tools for their logistics and transport, thinking they have found "the" solution to the problem.
Although it may be necessary, you mostly need good "craftsmen", so:
- Train your teams to make them evolve,
- Recruit people who will help you progress, or
- Get accompanied by experts.
This is how you will have the best results.
... and me my next paving, I will have it installed by a pro.
And you rather "tool" or "craftsman"?
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"My carrier knows well that the products I ship are sometimes classified as Dangerous Goods".
But did you know that in France for instance : "is punished by 1 year imprisonment and a fine of 30000€ for (...) transporting dangerous goods by road without having reported it, either in the transport document, either on packaging, receptacles or containers when this is required ”.
The law does speak of a "transport document", it is not because commercially your carrier knows what you are likely to ship that you are in order.
It also does not speak of quantity or type of danger.
Crédit Photo : Ketut Subiyanto