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Would you consider adopting an electronic transport document in your day to day business?

7 months ago

Consultation has concluded

  • DCNagy 6 months ago
    Yes – Electronic transport documentation would increase efficiencies, accuracy and timeliness of documentation within the supply chain. It would also reduce human error and reduce costs for paper and printers.
  • TDG Guy 6 months ago
    Our company already uses electronic shipping documents at 90% of our facilities for road & rail shipments, however under current regulations we are always required to print off a copy for the carriers used. We would be very supportive of looking at Transport Canada looking at the ability to reduce paperwork where possible & to utilize technology to enhance shipments of dangerous goods while improving safety & protection to first responders.
  • CRPA TDG Class 7 Group 6 months ago
    We represent the Canadian Radiation Protection Association (CRPA) CRPA is committed to advancing the development and communication of scientific knowledge and practical means for protecting people and their environment from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation. This project falls amongst practical tools that would be beneficial for its membership. CRPA has already appointed Michèle Légaré from The Ottawa Hospital and Stéphane Jean-François from Radioprotection Inc. to deal with TDG class 7 matters and sit on Transport Canada Policy Advisory Committee on behalf of CRPA and we appreciate the opportunity to provide feedback.In our membership we have people that are currently shipping and receiving DG class 7 on a daily basis, other who gives training and assist other radioactive material users to comply with TDG requirements.We are in agreement with this project of moving towards electronic documentation, assuming that this e-form/system will link consigners, consignees, transporters in a way that all of them would have a reliable, traceable, timely and open tool to control the flow of DG packages in real time. Sometimes, importations are an issue as the importer is responsible for the compliance of the shipper from another country. Would this system be used for importation as well?We identified some great possibilities with such a system:• Harmonization of shippers’ declaration within one single class. Class 7 users could benefit from this with the support of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.• Hospitals could benefit from the embedded link from the shipper (radioisotope provider), transporter to increase their inventory compliance and security for radioactive material (RAM)• Portable nuclear gauge users should be considered as well as they currently using a permanent shipper’s declaration that has to be linked to their daily work log. • If you consider registration to use the system, one could make user training a pre-requisite for granting access to the system.Thank you, Stéphane Jean- François Michèle Légaré
    • LJH 6 months ago
      Our company is fully supportive of using electronic shipping documentation to move towards a more environmental sound way to manage these documents. This will result in reduction in administrative burdens such as record retention challenges with paper work and would result in cost savings if the sandbox is simple to implement and can effectively interface with other IT systems. The key recommendation to implementing an electronic shipping document sandbox is that it cannot be too prescriptive in formatting and general structure outside of the TDG regulations; otherwise, it will cause significant issues for industry to adjust their existing shipping documentation (IT systems) causing potential manual work arounds or increased costs to meet the new structure/format. Industry (shippers) would need flexibility in using different IT tools already implemented within their businesses to allow them to add other additional information such as commercial or contractual supporting information if required or needed; however, there should be standardized electronic shipping document available for companies who do not have any electronic shipping document available. The regulatory sandbox should take into account how to address shipments which involve multiple modes of transport and identify opportunities for these shipments to have centralized shipping documentation instead of having multiple documentation in separate systems and/or formats as this would test the real environment of the supply chain. The regulatory sandbox should also consider how to address situations where there is power failure, poor or no internet connections, spyware/hacking incidents, and potential loss of electronic data. How would these scenarios be managed? It would be ideal to have minimal IT requirements to be able to generate shipping documents such as backup systems, antiviral/spyware software requirements, and standardized procedures to manage these situations.
  • Roderick 7 months ago
    We would consider adopting an electronic transport document.
  • Terry Soulsby 7 months ago
    Yes, our company would adopt and support the electronic transport document initiative.
  • benheath 7 months ago
    Yes, standardized documents could improve efficiencies and create opportunities for simple harmonized training for users and first responders.
  • Fred Bergeron 7 months ago
    Yes, this would facilitate the standardization of documentation across the business.
  • Kevin Saunders 7 months ago
  • Gord Snider 7 months ago
    Yes I do believe this would be a better option. More legible and less likely to have errors
  • vmombourquette 7 months ago
    Yes I do believe this would be a better option. More legible and less likely to have errors
  • eplante 7 months ago
    Yes we would, as we already facilitate many of our work processes thru electronic forms/reports
  • tlafreniere 7 months ago
  • NOVALERT 7 months ago
    Yes. Shipping by all modes would be greatly simplified if electronic documents were an option.
  • Gordon Lynch 7 months ago
    Yes, our rail team would absolutely adopt and support this initiative.
  • AWheeler 7 months ago
    It would make the information transfer from consignor to carrier more efficient, accurate and readily available for auditing.