Combustible loads are one of the most sensitive types of cargo to transport. Many risk factors may arise during the transportation of these loads, and therefore the transportation process should be carefully planned. In this article, we will provide information about what you need to know about the transport of flammable goods.
What are Flammable Loads?
Combustible loads are those that can burn, explode or cause other dangerous reactions during transportation. These loads include gasoline, petroleum, chemicals, explosives and other combustible materials. Serious risks may arise if the right precautions are not taken while transporting these loads.
Before the transport of flammable cargo, the details of the transport process should be planned first. The right vehicle, equipment and personnel should be selected for the transportation process. It is also important that the cargo is properly packaged and labeled. The characteristics of the vehicles to be used during the transport of combustible loads should also be taken into account. Vehicles must have features such as explosion-proof features, fire-fighting equipment and air circulation systems.
Considerations During Transport
Correct precautions must be taken during the transport of flammable goods. It is important that the vehicles move at the right speed, prevent jolts and not make sudden braking during the transportation of loads. In addition, correct labeling, packaging and marking methods should be used during the transportation of cargoes. Vehicles must be equipped with fire extinguishing equipment during the transport of flammable cargo.
Correct precautions should be taken during the transportation of flammable cargoes and also during the delivery of cargoes. Correct storage, labeling and packaging of loads is important. It is also important to equip the area where the loads will be stored with fire prevention equipment. During the delivery of cargo, it is also important to prepare the right documents.
Transporting combustible cargoes is an important process where the right precautions must be taken. Carrying flammable goods can be made safer by paying attention to issues such as preparations before transportation, considerations during transportation, and post-transport operations. For this reason, logistics companies and transportation companies should ensure the safety of both their employees and their cargoes by taking the right precautions during the transportation of flammable goods.