No Charge for Dangerous Goods Transport Emergency Calls
Posted: December 11, 2015
OTTAWA, ON – You now don’t have to spend a cent when needing pertinent and timely advice on how to handle emergencies arising from the transportation of dangerous goods.
The Canadian Transport Emergency Centre (CANUTEC), now has a toll-free phone number which can be used for emergency assistance from anywhere in Canada or the United-States, according to the Ontario Trucking Association’s website.
Calling 1-888-CANUTEC, or 1-888-226-8832) will put you in touch with CANUTEC’s emergency response advisors.
The toll-free number does not replace CANUTEC’s current emergency numbers or 613-996-6666, as well as *666 from a cell phone in Canada, which are still operational.
Companies registered with CANUTEC can use the toll-free number as the 24-hour number on their shipping documents for freight destined anywhere in Canada or the U.S.
The toll-free number will not work outside of these two countries.
Shipping documents accompanying cargo destined abroad therefore still needs to use 613-996-6666 as a contact.