CarbonBlog 2 2021

Safety Matters When Transporting Hazardous Non-hazardous Bulk Liquid

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates the transportation of hazardous and non-hazardous materials through various acts & laws. These and other federal laws and rulings have created guidelines that companies must abide by if they want to transport hazardous and non-hazardous liquids, or dispose of them in an efficient, economical, and environmentally sound manner. Regardless of who is doing the transporting, if something is mis-handled it becomes the original shipper’s responsibility. Safety must always be of the utmost importance.

Bulk liquid transportation is the process of moving liquid materials such as oil, chemicals, coal, sludge, or water from one place to another. There are three types of bulk liquid transportation: non-reusable liquid transported for off-site processing, non-toxic liquid transported for specific purposes, and hazardous waste liquid transported for disposal. There are several environmental policies applicable to the transportation of hazardous waste.

Due to their dangerous nature, the majority of hazardous waste materials require special handling and shipping processes. Moreover, the transporting of bulk liquid non-hazardous & hazardous waste is a major concern because it involves the transfer of thousands of gallons of highly concentrated toxic substances each year.

Since the early days of Carbon Express, SAFETY has been a priority for the clients we serve, for our family of drivers, AND for the general public. Steve Rush, the founder and CEO of Carbon Express considers “Customers #1 and Drivers #1A”. His 56-year commitment to that credo earned the company the honor of being one of the “Top Companies in 2021” to watch. Some of the safety features of their specialized transportation trucks include:

  • Tank Inspection with every washing.
  • Routine Inspection of truck and trailer, hourly wages for drivers means no rushing through critical maintenance steps.
  • Driver dedicated hoses, meaning the hoses on each truck are the responsibility of the driver, hoses are never swapped.
  • Mandatory damage reporting.
  • Avoiding sleeper trucks to keep drivers well rested and more focused.

Our history of Safety First speaks volumes about Carbon Express. If you need to schedule the transport of hazardous or non-hazardous bulk liquid waste, contact our sales team at 973-328-0050 to discuss your needs.

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