Large blue metal racks hold cylinders of bulk liquid freight ready to be transported.

There’s no reason to learn how to transport bulk liquid freight when you have professionals from LCL Bulk Transport on your side. We answer all of your liquid transportation questions, whether you are looking to move hazardous or non-hazardous materials. Our bulk liquid freight guide explains the tank trailer to you and explains how to make transportation more cost-effective.

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What is Bulk Liquid?

Bulk liquid products can be food grade or hazardous. These liquid products need to be transported in special tanker trucks because there’s no packaging. The liquids are pumped into the ISO tanks, but there are special guidelines to load and unload the materials.

Some of the raw materials moved through bulk transport include:

  • Vegetable oil
  • Milk
  • Juice
  • Alcohol
  • Syrup
  • Vinegar
  • Mineral oil
  • Chemicals
  • Artificial additives
  • Essential oils

What is Bulk Liquid Transportation?

Bulk liquid transportation outlines the process used to move bulk liquids. Bulk transport can take place over short and long distances due to the liquids not being packed in other containers before going into the truck, an extensive tank wash must occur first. The equipment must also be thoroughly inspected to ensure no cracks are present. Otherwise, you will end up with a leak. This isn’t just a pain if you are transporting hazardous materials, but it can also be dangerous.  Unloading the bulk transport materials is also essential to keeping the supply chains operating normally. Liquids can be lost if unloading doesn’t occur properly. Plus, if you deal with chemical manufacturing products, the danger is always present.

How Much Liquid Does a Tanker Truck Hold?

Bulk tankers are much larger than they look. Average tanker trucks tend to hold 6,000 to 7,000 gallons of liquid. Although, you can find some as small as 5,000 gallons or can hold as many as 11,600 gallons.  The U.S. Department of Transportation limits how much weight tanker trucks can hold. This might work with the capacity, or it could be different. For example, the maximum weight limit for trucks driving on public roads is not allowed to exceed 80,000 pounds. The truck can hold 20,000 pounds for every single axle or 34,000 pounds for every tandem axle grouping.  For this reason, if you are shipping a dense liquid, such as paint, you may not be able to fill up the tanker truck to capacity. That’s why it’s important to have professionals working with you to ship your liquid goods. Otherwise, you could end up with a disaster on your hands.

Bulk Liquid Transport with LCL Bulk Transport

When you work with a trustworthy provider, such as LCL Bulk Transport, you have less to figure out. Our team is dedicated to your success, which is why we continue working harder for you.  When you work with us, you gain these benefits:

  • Expedited shipping times
  • Highly-accurate delivery record
  • Dedicated management of your account
  • Advanced solutions for all transportation needs

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LCL Bulk Transport is a leader in bulk transportation needs. If you are ready for a new trucking career, it’s time to join our team. With our exceptional benefits, you earn more than expected, even when first starting. Apply for a new truck driving job today at LCL Bulk Transport!

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