Transport guidelines for combined transport
- The loading unit must display a valid identification code in compliance with ISO or UIC norms, which means it is officially approved for rail transport.
- When transporting hazardous goods or waste a complete and correct set of labels must be affixed to the loading unit.
- Loading units liable for duty must be accompanied by the appropriate customs documentation and labels. Customs labels and seals must not be damaged.
- The freight must be loaded and secured in accordance with existing guidelines for combined transport (see also BGL/BGF practical manual “Loading and Securing”, volume 2, load securing for combined load transport road / rail). Special loading rules apply and must be adhered to when trans porting steel coils.
- All doors, end walls and side panels of the loading unit must be closed and secured.
- All hinges on doors and tailgates must be in excellent condition.
- There must be no significant dents or tears in the side walls of a loading unit.
- The longitudinal recesses on a loading unit handled by prehensile tongs must be in excellent condition. A marker stripe, in yellow or any contrasting colour and approx. 100 mm wide, is required above each longitudinal recess for crane loading operations. Any tarpaulin protectors placed above the longitudinal recesses must not project beyond the stop face of the latter, and must not be twisted or loose.
- Care must be taken to ensure that the document box or compartment provided for accompanying documentation is present on the loading unit and is undamaged.