The National Tank truck Carriers (NTTC) conducted an analysis that revealed important pieces of information pertaining to the tank truck industry – specifically – what types of freight are typically moved by tank trucks.
In 2013, the largest commodity group for all tank truck freight was petroleum products – gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel. Almost half of the use of tank trucks in the nation was to haul this material.
This analysis helps the industry as a whole make better decisions in terms of hauling. Petroleum products require specific handling when loading and unloading. As a result, this analysis teaches us that drivers should be specially trained to move dangerous goods on the road.
This also means businesses must examine their current fleet and determine if their current trucks are able to withstand transporting such materials. Furthermore, suppliers should have efficient carriers that can transport petroleum products.
Is your team and organization able to handle the specialized work?