Tanker Transport: What are the Benefits?
The size, weight and nature of a shipment are all factors that will determine which shipping method to choose. This is why it is necessary for a company to take into account the type of goods it wishes to ship and to contact a transport company that will help guide them towards the service that best suits their needs.
Trucking is a flexible way of transporting goods, creating a world of possibilities for your next delivery. There are many different types of truck transport for both liquid and non-liquid goods. Find out why you should choose tanker transport.
What is a tanker truck?
There are different types of road transport in the freight transport sector. One of these is the tanker truck, which differs from traditional enclosed trailer trucks or semi-trailers. The main difference is in the type of goods transported and the way it is built.
We rely on tanker trucks to transport liquid or bulk goods, such as diesel, water, milk or grain. This mode of transport is also used to transport hazardous materials, since its stainless steel tank is able to withstand all types of liquid products.
Why choose tanker transport?
Depending on the volatile nature and format of the cargo, transport companies will offer different freight transportation services. Accordingly, tankers are recommended for the transportation of hazardous materials or those with the dangerous goods classification.
The reason why this particular road transport is requested for the transport of liquid foodstuff is that the tanker can be adjusted to the nature of the liquid goods. Depending on the needs, it can be pressurized, refrigerated or acid-proofed.
At the same time, the trailer can be compartmentalized to ensure good freight management. This is done to balance the load and mass distribution.
In addition to transporting hazardous materials, tankers are also used to ship liquid and non-liquid bulk goods. Agricultural food products such as grains and cereals also require the use of a specialized tanker, which is more suitable than LTL transport.
What is the capacity of a tanker truck?
Depending on the type of sector and cargo, a tanker truck has a cargo carrying capacity for its semi-trailer of between 5,000 L and 15,000 L. However, a gasoline or LPG transporter can, for example, transport between 15m³ and 35m³.
The loading capacity therefore depends on the liquid products and your needs.
What are the regulations for tanker transport?
When it comes to trucking, certain types of goods are subject to specific obligations and rules. Whether shipping fuel, biomedical waste, or dairy products, there are regional and international regulations that carriers are subject to. These regulations influence the type of road transport used.
Since many of the regulated commodities are in liquid or gaseous form, it is important to choose a carrier with the necessary permits and certifications. Make sure you check the carrier before hiring one to avoid unpleasant surprises!
Other regulations also apply to the shipment of dangerous goods, which can be transported by tanker. This is why it is important to insure your goods regardless of their nature or hazardousness.
Trust Transport Econo Nord, Quebec’s leading tanker transport company
Tanker trucks are one of the preferred means of transport when it comes to transporting liquid, hazardous materials or bulk goods. Due to the nature of these liquid products, tanker transportation is regulated and subject to specific controls.
Based in Montreal, Transport Econo Nord trucking company offers an exceptional truck transport service, specialized in the transportation of hazardous materials or explosives. We dedicate all our expertise and resources to ensure the smooth transportation of liquid goods.
Contact us for a quote to transport your liquid products anywhere in Quebec and internationally.