Hazardous Transport

Nationwide next-day ADR distribution

Bowker are renowned specialists in the handling, storage and transportation of packaged dangerous goods with a reputation within the chemical industry as a 'safe pair of hands'.

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ADR transport services


Our vehicles are fully equipped to carry dangerous goods and our drivers are trained beyond statutory requirements to ensure goods are carried safely and securely. In addition to ADR transport services, we operate COMAH warehousing. Our suitably equipped sites provide cross-docking facilities for onward hazardous deliveries throughout the UK and Europe.

Bowker has the capacity and operational flexibility, with a large ADR fleet operating throughout the UK and Europe, to deliver hazardous goods efficiently.

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Founding members of the Hazchem Network

Bowker are a founding member of Hazchem, the UK’s only ADR/Hazardous pallet network. The Hazchem Network is made up of 60 members which include some of the leading names within the chemical transport sector. Our membership allows for hazardous consignments to be distributed across the UK with maximum efficiency.

  • Timed deliveries
  • AM/PM deliveries
  • Tail lift
  • Full traceability
  • FORS Accreditations
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Guided by the principles of Responsible Care

As members of the Chemical Business Association, we follow the Guiding Principles of Responsible Care to ensure the safety, security and integrity of the chemical supply chain under our control. Our efforts in this global initiative have been recognised on several occasions. In 2008, Bowker became the first logistics company to win the “Overall responsible Care Award”. Bowker have also won the Responsible Care Logistics Company Award on several occasions.

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COMAH warehousing and chemical supply chain

Bowker are of the UK’s largest independent 3PL chemical warehouse operators with facilities throughout the UK, all designed to safely store and distribute hazardous goods.

Our portfolio of longstanding customers include some of the world’s leading manufacturers of chemical, paints and resins – testament of Bowker’s reputation and high service levels.

Our customers have peace of mind that their goods are stored and handled in accordance with regulations. As well a dedicated team of Dangerous Good Safety Advisors, we also comply with ISO 9001 and SQAS.

Contact us

Email us at enquiries@bowkergroup.co.uk, call us on 01772 628800 or complete our quick form.

What does ADR stand for dangerous goods?

ADR stands for Accord Dangereux Routier. The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road ( ADR ) Moving dangerous goods by road is governed by international regulations and is strictly policed.

Vehicles Fully Equipped to Carry Dangerous Goods

Our ADR vehicles are fully equipped to transport dangerous goods, carrying the correct documents, displaying the appropriate placarding & markings as well as having the correct fire fighting equipment

Types of chemicals Bowker can deliver

UN Class Dangerous Goods

2 Gases
3 Flammable liquid
4 Flammable solids
5 Oxidizers and organic peroxides
6 Toxic and infectious substances
8 Corrosive substances
9 Miscellaneous dangerous substances

www.gov.uk/guidance/moving-dangerous-goods

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