Liquid Trucking has been hauling liquids across the United States and Canada for over 30 years. Our slogan, “we know liquids” is a true testament of how knowledgeable our staff and drivers are. We take pride in whatever we haul whether it’s Agricultural, Food/Kosher, or Hazmat materials. Let’s take a look at these liquid materials and why hauling is so important…
Nebraska is the home of the heartland. Being based in the Midwest, our customer base is predominantly agricultural. We understand the needs and rigors of farm life and strive to serve those who feed our nation. In the springtime, we haul fertilizer to our friends in the field to more than a dozen Midwestern states.
Liquid fertilizer has grown in popularity in recent years and is a great option to ensure large and fertile fields. As we have hauled this material, we have learned the benefits of using liquid fertilizers for your farms. It’s an easy and uniform application process, it acts fast, and results in healthier crops.
The most common method for food distribution in the United States is trucking. In fact, trucking makes up 70.5 percent of all food transportation. When hauling food, drivers must work quickly because it has a short lifespan. In general, common liquid food items are:
- Vegetable Oil
- Syrups and Sweeteners
- Sugar Alcohols
- Citrus Products
- Additives and Preservatives
As for kosher food products, they must avoid non-kosher products under all circumstances. This means that the tanks used to transport kosher products could not have previously been used to transport non-kosher products. Also, the tank has to be thoroughly washed inside after every trip. Using freshwater and high-temperature steam are a few examples of how to keep the tanks up to kosher standards. In many instances, separate kosher tank wash facilities are used.
According to the DOT, hazardous materials are any substances or materials that could adversely affect the safety of the public, handlers, or carriers during transportation. This includes items like:
- Flammable Liquids and Solids
- Oxidizers and Organic Peroxides
- Poison and Infectious Substances
- Radioactive Materials
- Corrosive Materials
To be able to transport Hazmat materials, the drivers must be trained and certified in handling hazardous materials. Not only do they need to know how to safely transport the material, but they must also closely watch their routes at all times. In some cases, the materials are time-sensitive, so drivers may have to adjust their routes to deliver their load safely and on-time. Overall, to ensure safety, our drivers inspect their trucks before leaving, are mindful of the liquid surge, and do not engage in unsafe behaviors.
When choosing Liquid Trucking, you can be assured that your load is in good hands. Whether it’s agricultural, food/kosher, or hazmat materials, we’ve got your back. With years of experience hauling these diverse loads, we consistently stand out as trustworthy and safe. As a team, we are confident when we say “we know liquids.” Get a quote from us today by calling 844-GO-TANKS!