1000 Points Check aka ADR DG Exemption in SAP TM

Our today’s blog will be on the description of the 1000-point check aka ADR DG Exemption for DG transportation.

What are Dangerous Goods?

A dangerous good (also known as hazardous material or hazmat) is any substance or material that is capable of posing an unreasonable risk to health, safety, and property when transported in commerce. Some examples are Explosives, Firecrackers, Petrol, Poison & Radioactive material.

Some items may endanger the safety of people traveling on road, it is mandatory to have permission from respective authorities before carrying such materials via any Mode of Transport. Here we are particularly talking about Road transport & exemption provided during it.

What is ADR

European agreement ADR is an international standard Agreement governing the transport of Dangerous Goods via the Mode of Transport Road. Also, can be abbreviated as ADR (Agreement of Dangerous Goods).

Section of the agreement describes an exemption based on the calculation of points for dangerous goods. If the points total calculated according to the method described does not exceed 1000 points, the exemption can be applied.” This exemption (Article is registered in the ADR book.

The key article in the agreement is the second, which says that apart from some excessively dangerous goods, other dangerous goods may be carried internationally in road vehicles subject to compliance with:

  • the conditions laid down in Annex A for the goods in question, in particular as regards their packaging and labeling; and
  • the conditions laid down in Annex B, in particular as regards the construction, equipment, and operation of the vehicle carrying the goods in question.

To calculate ADR points, you need to know the exact  UN numbers. Without UN number you cannot calculate the exact amount that you can transport by Road.

For example, Petrol UN 1203, Diesel UN 1202, etc.

If the truck carries 25 cans of diesel, each weighs 20 litres. And as per the UN number multiplication factor is 1 for Diesel UN 1202.

Then, 20 litres x 25 Cans x 1 = 500

Which are less than 1000 points & exemption can be applied here.

Marking and labeling

Marking and labeling are important steps when preparing a dangerous good package for transportation. Labels often communicate the hazards associated with the package, and markings ensure the shipment is handled so that spills, accidents, and exposure are prevented. As such, they must be applied appropriately, reflect the correct information, and comply with the regulations. I will be covering this part in my next blog.


  • Make sure your driver is aware of what DG he is carrying.
  • Make list of all DG with UN number & quantity.
  • Stickers need to be pasted on the equipment (e., Packages or containers carrying DG)
  • Equipment’s containing DG must be under validity
  • Elaborate it as it can be trailer, truck, packages etc. [GU2]



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