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Trucker next to a liquid bulk hauler

Companies that produce, use, and ship liquid bulk materials are highly regulated by the federal government as well as state and local authorities. The health, safety, and well-being of humans, animals, and the environment are at stake should a spill, or leak occur. (more…)

3 Key Elements Of Bulk Acid Transport

Posted by on Friday, January 13, 2017 in Liquid Bulk

There is absolutely no doubt about it, being a truck driver is a tough, challenging job. There are a myriad of things to learn, remember and do when you’re behind the wheel of a big rig. Those that are involved with bulk acid transport, like all hazardous materials transporters, are under even more pressure to be safe and efficient. (more…)

Chemical tanker drives under a blue sky

The trucking industry is highly regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to ensure that cargo is transported safely. Companies must fully comply with all the rules and regulations set forth, or face stiff penalties and fines. One segment of the industry, hazardous materials transportation (HAZMAT) is under the watchful eyes of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). PHMSA is an agency within the DOT and its primary responsibility is the implementation regulations for transporting liquid bulk chemicals and other hazardous materials. (more…)

How to Find Help for Local and Short Hauls

Posted by on Thursday, December 29, 2016 in News

Power only solutions help companies find help for short hauls and long hauls

Many shippers don’t have any issues getting that coast to coast load picked up and delivered. These long miles often equate to big dollars for trucking companies and drivers so the truck availability is more often than not, abundant. That isn’t necessarily the case for local and short hauls.  (more…)

tanker truck under a blue sku

It is incredibly important to you, and your customers, that the cargo you ship is handled in a careful, considerate manner. From the moment the truck backs up to the loading dock to the time it arrives at the customer’s location, it is up to the driver to look after it.

When it’s your own fleet, you have a great deal of control over the process. However, if you’re considering the option of outsourcing this task to a long haul and OTR trucking company, you have to trust they can handle the job. Before you make the decision, here are a few things you should check into. (more…)

Transporting liquid bulk around the country is one of the most specialized forms of trucking currently on the road. Liquid bulk behaves like no other material, complex safety training and safety certifications are required for all liquid bulk drivers. The trucks themselves are highly customized with double-lined tanks and other specialized retrofits depending on what types of materials are being hauled. Specialized motion dampers are triggered when sensors indicate unsafe tank material movement. These are not typical trucks or drivers. (more…)

The Rise of Outsourcing Chemical 3PLs

Posted by on Friday, December 2, 2016 in News

chemical tanker and tractor for hazmat hauling

Behind the $770 billion chemical industry, manufacturers, carriers, and third-party logistics (3PL) providers work toward integration and logistical delivery of a supply chain of diverse materials products such as acids, corrosives, plastic pellets, and pesticides. (more…)

Why our Liquid Bulk Drivers are Highly Skilled

Posted by on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 in News

hazmat certified driver ready to go

Professional semi-truck drivers are some of the hardest working, highly skilled people around. Those that take on the additional responsibility of hauling hazardous materials, achieve even higher levels of training. This prepares them for the real-world scenarios and situations they will inevitably experience in their daily journeys. These intrepid individuals face three unique challenges when hauling liquid bulk tankers. Their cargo is often caustic, corrosive, or explosive, meaning they must adhere to strict safety protocols. Due to its very nature, these liquid materials make it difficult to safely maneuver the trailer. Finally, regulatory compliance requirements are intense and requires accurate, consistent record keeping. (more…)

Liquid bulk trucker checks his tanker

Commercial semi-truck drivers that transport hazardous liquid bulk materials must go through intensive training in the proper handling of the dangerous cargo they transport. This includes learning the proper way to maneuver their tractor and trailer to avoid accidents. (more…)

CTL truck and tanker

Transporting any cargo requires the proper equipment. This is especially true with liquid bulk chemicals, and hazardous materials. The tankers that are used to transport these often corrosive, and dangerous materials must be capable of fully containing the cargo without sustaining damage. This is why it is vitally important to understand the tanker’s metallurgy vs the contained liquid it carries. For HAZMAT carriers, there are two basic tanker types that are used for the majority of their cargo. (more…)

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