At R Courier, we specialize in transporting items safely and securely for a variety of industries. When you require a prompt delivery that also necessitates the assurance that your items will be handled in the most delicate manner and according to legal requirements, we can provide the service to accommodate your needs.

Not only does R Courier employ drivers that are certified to handle various classes of dangerous goods, but our fleet is equipped with technology that provides an added level of care to each delivery.

Understanding the Classification of Dangerous Goods

In Canada, any item classified as dangerous is regulated under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act. This means that when you require reliable delivery services for the shipment of goods deemed as dangerous, the courier must have the proper credentials to handle your items.

The best way to understand how dangerous goods are classified in Canada is to follow the tier system under which dangerous goods are organized:

  • Class 1: Explosives
  • Class 2: Gases
  • Class 3: Flammable Liquids
  • Class 4: Flammable Solids, Water-Reactive Substances, Spontaneous Combustion
  • Class 5: Oxidizing Substances
  • Class 6: Toxic and Infectious Substances
  • Class 7: Radioactive Materials
  • Class 8: Corrosive Substances
  • Class 9: Miscellaneous Products, Substances, or Organisms

Is R Courier Licensed to Transport Dangerous Goods?

At R Courier, we offer drivers that are licensed with the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) certification and are committed to the safe transportation of every shipment we make. Because our team at R Courier can offer these services, we frequently work with medical professionals to fulfill delivery requests that other couriers are not able to perform.

For example, during the COVID-19 pandemic, our team was the only service trusted by Toronto Health to transport COVID-19 test samples. Given that viruses and bacteria fall under class 6 within this system, COVID-19 test samples fall under this group and are deemed dangerous goods in Canada.

A Total Delivery Service

If you’re looking for a medical delivery company to work with on a regular basis, it can help to ensure a long-lasting partnership to find one that can cover all of your needs. It won’t matter if you’ve found the fastest delivery service in Canada if they are not trained and certified to handle items that medical professionals regularly need to have shipped.

Likewise, a company that can offer medical deliveries but cannot meet the time demands of your order may not be able to accommodate the demands of your company.

GPS Tracking System

In the case of the most critical items, knowing that the delivery time is accurate can make a difference. That’s why R Courier provides our clients with access to an online tracking system that allows registered users access to pickup and delivery times, as well as a driver activity report. The level of precision afforded by our GPS tracking system helps to ensure the safe delivery of all items.

When you work with R Courier, you can rest assured that a reliable team will deliver your items, and they will arrive when you need them. Not only can we provide couriers that are qualified to handle medical deliveries safely and reliably, but you’ll also be able to choose the speed of delivery to best suit your needs. Contact us to learn more about medical deliveries and all courier solutions.