In certain specific cases, when you have to transport special or non-standard material, you may need to use a carrier who has the experience and expertise to transport your material safely. In which cases should you use specialized transportation to transport your goods?
Transporting hazardous products
Certain materials and products that are hazardous for health or the environment must be transported in specialized packaging and means of transportation to prevent any spillage and any risk of projections. In the case of these products, whether it’s road, sea, or air transportation, you need to take the time to choose a company of experienced carriers who have the proper training to transport these types of special products. To be able to transport dangerous products of this sort, a specialized carrier must meet certain requirements: knowing the classification of the hazardous materials, choosing the right containers to use, indicating the hazards on the containers, training the drivers, meeting the government safety standards, and documenting the transportation of their entire load.
Very heavy or oversized objects
Some objects that are very heavy or considered to be oversized must often be shipped via specialized transportation by plane or ship, or in a suitable vehicle. Included in the category of oversized objects, among others, are swimming pools, large factory machinery, highway lamp posts, and vehicles. The driving speed, the driving method, and the way in which the object must be protected during a trip must all be carefully considered. That’s why it’s preferable to use specialized transportation.
The transportation of explosive materials is one of the types of freight transport that most requires the use of a specialized carrier due to the elevated and obvious risks involved. In particular, the transportation of explosives requires a special driver’s licence issued only by the authorities. Among the most commonly transported explosive items are fireworks, military hardware, firearms, detonators, TNT, and dynamite. Explosives are also often transported in the mining sector.
Pharmaceuticals or biomedical waste
When it comes to the transportation of pharmaceuticals or biomedical waste, specialized transportation is mandatory given that there are strict government standards. In addition to the required documents that must be in the hands of the carrier, these products must be in a refrigerated system suitable for their preservation, in a holding tank, and in compartments that are easily accessible for their regular cleaning and disinfection. All this must then be held in appropriate containers.
To be able to transport fuel, specialized transportation seems to be the most suitable possible solution to ensure a successful operation. Indeed, you need to be able to transport the fuel stored in large, well-sealed tanks and be familiar with certain rules about driving with a large amount of liquid, in addition to requiring certain permits such as a transport permit kept inside the vehicle in case of inspection. As this product is taxed with the fuel tax, an authorized person may stop your vehicle at any time to check the load and your documents.
In short, you should consider using specialized transportation when you need to transport a dangerous or non-standard object or product, or one that requires special packaging or protection. It’s often during transport that accidents, breakage, and damage to special objects can be the most serious.