Domestic road logistics transport documents

During transportation, a consignment note must always be present with the consignment.

Consignment note

The consignor must include a standard consignment note with the transport having the following complete information:

  • Full details of the consignor's (sender's) street address
  • Full details of the consignee's (recipient's) street address
  • Goods delivery address with full street address information
  • Departure and loading point
  • Destination
  • Date
  • The freight payer either as customer / contract number, or explicitly in writing
  • Specified number of items and types, so they are clear and easily verifiable
  • Unambiguous text describing the contents
  • The actual weight of the goods, the volume in cubic meters and, if necessary, pallet metres
  • Consignment note signature

If hazardous substances are transported, the consignment note must be marked as specified in the Act on Transport of Dangerous Goods.

Consignment tracking is possible using unique consignment note numbers. At the same time a unique number prevents various consignors from using the same consignment note numbers.

Shipping document

According to section 121 of the Finnish Waste Act, which came into force 1 May 2012, a shipping document is required for professional waste transportation. The shipping document must include sufficient information for monitoring and supervision purposes including information about the waste itself, the origin and the carrier, etc. More detailed information must be recorded for hazardous waste than for other wastes. The shipping document must accompany the shipment during the entire period of shipment. When the shipment has completed, the document must be given to the consignee, who confirms receipt of the waste.