Class 1 - Explosives
Industry Leading ADR Transport Specialists

Understanding Explosives

With a steadfast commitment to safety, security, and efficient logistics solutions, JJX Logistics specialize in the delivery of all nine UN-classified dangerous goods. Among these, Class 1 explosives hold a unique significance due to their inherent risks and complexities and present a significant challenge when it comes to transportation. These materials are further categorized into six divisions:


Division 1.1 - Substances and articles with a mass explosion hazard

Division 1.2 - Substances and articles with a projection hazard

Division 1.3 - Substances and articles with a fire hazard and a minor blast

Division 1.4 - Substances and articles with no significant blast hazard

Division 1.5 - Very insensitive substances with a mass explosion hazard

Division 1.6 - Extremely insensitive articles that do not have a mass explosion hazard

Key Safety Requirements

The handling and transport of Class 1 explosives demand strict adherence to safety protocols to mitigate the potential risks. Proper packaging, labeling, and handling procedures are crucial to prevent accidents and ensure the safety of personnel involved.


This is because they contain materials which can rapidly conflagrate or detonate as a consequence of a chemical reaction. The reaction can also produce gases at temperatures, pressures and speeds to cause catastrophic damage through force and/or of producing otherwise hazardous amounts of heat, light, sound, gas or smoke. Our team at JJX Logistics is trained extensively in these protocols to ensure the highest level of safety at all times.

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Common Goods in Class 1 Explosives

Dynamite: Used in construction and demolition.

Ammunition: Including bullets, shells, and other munitions.

Fireworks: Used for celebrations and entertainment.

Detonators: Devices used to trigger explosions.

Propellant powders: Essential for firearms and artillery.

ADR Regulations

Transporting Class 1 explosives is subject to the regulations outlined in the European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR). These regulations set stringent guidelines for packaging, labeling, placarding, and documentation to ensure the secure transportation of explosive materials. At JJX Logistics, we prioritize compliance with ADR regulations, ensuring that every aspect of the transportation process meets the required standards. In the UK and across Europe, the transportation of Class 1 explosives involves additional considerations, such as:

Obtaining the necessary permits and approvals

Following specific routes and restrictions

Adhering to speed limits and travel time limitations

Maintaining communication with relevant authorities during transit

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ADR is our Specialty

What sets us apart at JJX is our expertise in transporting and handling all nine classes of dangerous goods under temperature-controlled conditions, guaranteeing the integrity of temperature-sensitive items throughout the journey. Our industry leading fleet management system by Samsara delivers minute-by-minute environmental updates to our transport planners allowing them to constantly monitor each and every consignment. Our modern specialised fleet and expert team of full ADR-qualified staff can handle an incredibly diverse range of hazardous shipments.

A Priority for Safety

Safety is the number one priority and at the core of all operations at JJX, especially when it comes to transporting dangerous goods. From hazardous chemicals to flammable materials, we follow the strictest protocols and regulations to ensure that your goods are transported safely and securely. You can rely on us to handle your dangerous goods with the utmost care and expertise. All vehicles are fitted with fully equipped ADR bags, spillage kits and PPE. Working with all nine classes including Explosives and Radioactive material.


We recognize the significance of supply chain security and take comprehensive measures to safeguard your cargo from start to finish. This is why we are delighted to say we are now in our 10th year as members of the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA), the leading industry association for supply chain resilience & security professionals, as well as being recognised as an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO).

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Time Critical Solutions

With a focus on providing efficient, reliable, and timely services, we take pride in delivering your goods across the UK and into Europe and this is where it all started for us 26 years ago. No matter where your same-day delivery is headed, our commitment to exceptional service, real-time tracking capabilities, a high standard for security and expertise in handling dangerous goods make us the top choice for your transportation needs.


We understand that each customer has their own unique requirements which is why we take the time to work closely with you to develop a logistics solution that perfectly suits your needs. Whether you require a one-time delivery or ongoing transportation services, we are committed to providing personalised solutions that ensure your goods reach their destination on time and in pristine condition.

International Coverage

Wherever you are located in the UK, our transportation services are available to you. Headquartered in the heart of the West Midlands, we have an extensive network enabling us to reach you within one hour for collection as well as warehouse solutions to fulfil your wider supply chain requirements.


Expanding beyond the borders of the UK, we operate regular routes all over Europe as well as providing daily runs into France, Holland and Germany, providing you with seamless access to European markets. Our highly experienced team is well-versed in international logistics and customs requirements, making the process smooth and hassle-free for you. To further speed up the efficiency of international deliveries, we are accredited by HMRC as an Authorised Economic Operator granting us a lower risk score at border controls and allowing you to benefit from a faster application process for customs simplifications and authorisations.

Why Choose JJX

Reliability – With our proven track record and real-time tracking, you can rely on us for time-critical deliveries.

Safety – Our expertise in handling dangerous goods ensures the safe transportation of your most sensitive shipments.

Efficiency – Our speedy collections and UK-wide coverage guarantee that your goods are delivered promptly.

Flexibility – Our versatile fleet and tailored logistics solutions accommodate your unique requirements.

Reach – We extend our services to Europe, opening up opportunities for your business to grow.

Get a Quote Now

Don't leave your specialist ADR deliveries to chance. Trust JJX Logistics to fulfil your supply chain needs and deliver your goods with precision, speed and most importantly safety. Contact us today to discuss your transportation needs, get a quote, or learn more about our services. Let us be your reliable partner in moving your business forward.

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