Dangerous goods (DG) is the English term for goods considered dangerous by certain governing agencies (i.e. the United Nations). You'll frequently see the abbreviation ADR for these goods as well which is an abbreviation of the original title of the UN Accord document 'Accord européen relatif au transport international des marchandises Dangereuses par Route'. Both abbreviations can therefore be used interchangably.
Within our Transsmart Advance module there exists the possibility for customers to exchange DG information with certain carriers. Because this requires very intimate knowledge of certain statutes, activating the exchange of DG information is a very delicate process and should not be taken lightly. Certain knowledge and certifications need to be covered in your company before this connection can be set up. Be aware that there is different legislation between different modalities. And therefore different data is also needed per carrier / country / modality. The entire chain from source system customer - Transsmart system - carrier transport management system must be rechecked for every DG shipment and this is an error-prone process.
Currently Transsmart has the possibility to achieve DG data exchange with a certain subset of carriers. If you would like to know whether a specific carrier is compatible with this process within our platform(s), please send us a message on firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to its complex nature, DG connections with carriers necessitate guidance from one of our consultants so please be aware that consultancy fees will most likely be incurred.