When it comes to ammonia, most people tend to think of household cleaning products such as bath and window cleaners.
Anhydrous ammonia, however, has many other applications in the commercial, industrial, and agricultural sectors.
As anhydrous ammonia is classified as a hazardous material, you need a specialized logistics and transport company to make sure transport and delivery are done in accordance with strict safety regulations and standards. It’s why C Three Logistics has a fleet dedicated to exclusively transporting anhydrous ammonia.
We proudly partner with Responsible Care®, the American Chemistry Council’s initiative to ensure high standards of health, environmental protection, safety, and security.
With Responsible Care®, we are committed to providing our employees and drivers with thorough training concerning the transport of materials like anhydrous ammonia, so you can be confident in our work.
Every single one of our drivers is CETP trained and certified. They’ve also undergone rigorous, specialized training in the safe handling and transport of anhydrous ammonia, which includes the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Ammonia, with its chemical formula of NH3—made up of one nitrogen atom and three hydrogen atoms per molecule—is a highly effective fertilizer due to the abundance of nitrogen it provides. The atomic weight of nitrogen is significantly heavier than that of hydrogen, resulting in a ratio composed of 82.5% nitrogen and 17.5% hydrogen.
Anhydrous ammonia does not include water molecules; this sets it apart from the common ammonia-and-water solutions.
Approximately 80% of anhydrous ammonia produced in the United States is used on farms as fertilizer. The biggest agricultural user of anhydrous ammonia is large-scale corn and wheat farms. Before the planting season begins, anhydrous ammonia is injected into every other row of soil to create pockets of fertilizer. This must be done prior to sowing as direct contact with plants will burn and kill the seedlings and plants. Allowing three to five days for proper dispersion ensures that the plantings are safe from any potential burn or harm.
Anhydrous ammonia is also used for industrial refrigeration, mostly in large-scale food production. Companies prefer this type of refrigerant system because it is the most cost-effective solution and doesn’t harm the ozone layer like other well-known CFCs.
Stored as a pressurized liquid, anhydrous ammonia can be lethal when released and made airborne; as it transitions into a toxic gas.
Released into the ambient air, liquid anhydrous ammonia will increase by a proportion of 850 times and can produce large clouds of vapor. It has the potential to aerosolize and behave like a dense gas even though it is generally lighter than air. Anhydrous ammonia can cause water vapor to condense and form a visible white cloud. As such, this dense gas has an increased chance of exposure for workers, emergency responders, and members of the public since it travels close to the ground instead of dispersing upwards immediately.
Anhydrous ammonia is a potent alkali that can cause severe tissue damage to the eyes, skin, and respiratory system. This hazardous compound is tremendously attracted to water, causing it to create an instant freeze-drying when touching body tissue, leading to its damaging and drying impacts that can cause serious injuries or even death if exposed.
If you’re looking for safe, reliable transport of anhydrous ammonia, contact C Three Logistics for more information about our network of services.
A technological revolution is happening in the logistics and transportation industry…and your business could benefit from it! Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being invested in by transportation companies of all kinds, including hazardous materials logistics and transport businesses like C Three Logistics.
We have long put the latest technology to work in our business, using it to maximize safety and efficiency, and to help ensure timely deliveries. It is estimated that by 2026, AI will be used by more than 75% of businesses involved in the domestic supply chain.
As these new AI technologies continue to grow, C Three Logistics will continue to apply this and other cutting-edge technologies to our hazardous materials services.
You may be wondering, “What is artificial intelligence?” Artificial intelligence is machines and computers simulating human intelligence to perform tasks.
Artificial intelligence is at use all over the place today across several industries and sectors. The most common applications you know of are personal assistant technology products such as Amazon’s Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple’s Siri, or your home’s robotic floor cleaner. It is also the technology being used to develop self-driving cars and commercial equipment.
Artificial intelligence is a powerful resource for analyzing and forecasting traffic patterns based on drivers’ behavior, providing invaluable insight to traffic management teams. By leveraging AI technology, the C Three Logistics team can formulate more efficient hazardous materials transport plans.
The algorithms used in artificial intelligence allow it to make decisions using real-time data.
Here’s an example of how AI can be applied to our transportation services:
Artificial intelligence is also employed on the logistics side of our business. The AI equipment can gather and process traffic, weather, and road safety data. In seconds, it can alert our drivers to any particular problems on their route such as high traffic volume, accidents, or dangerous weather, and provide alternatives.
Using artificial intelligence also improves our communications with our customers. It can allow for end-to-end tracking that allows you to stay informed, in real time, the exact location of your shipment and its progress.
You can trust C Three Logistics to make your hazardous materials transport as safe and efficient as possible. Contact us today to set up a consultation for your next project.
Hazardous materials transportation is a highly specialized and highly regulated field. You can’t trust it to just anyone.
But if you’re operations are in the Eastern United States, C Three Logistics is the hazardous materials transport company that you can trust. This is thanks to our knowledge, experience, personnel, and fleet of hazmat transport vehicles.
We provide safe and export complete logistics services for:
Our service area covers the entire Eastern Seaboard of the United States, into the Southeast, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Ohio Valley, and as far west as Texas.
One of the challenges you may face when finding a logistics and transport company for your hazardous materials is the strict regulations involved in this work.
You do not need to worry about that with C Three Logistics. We are experienced and well-versed in all matters when it comes to hazardous materials handling and transport.
Our fleet of vehicles is well-maintained, and thoroughly inspected before each delivery.
Every single C Three Logistics driver has undergone and successfully the Certified Employee Training Program. Furthermore, each driver must pass strict pre-employment drug and alcohol screenings.
You can’t have successful logistics without communication before, during, and after transport. At C Three Logistics, we are constantly in communication with our drivers, our team, and our customers.
The communication starts with thoroughly going over your transport: the materials being shipped, what you need in terms of vehicles and equipment, where it’s being shipped, and the timeline. That data allows us to create a customized logistics plan that covers all contingencies.
Our sophisticated technology—coupled with our transparent communication processes—keeps you in the loop during every phase of logistics and transport.
Our drivers are connected to us 24/7 throughout their route and we keep them informed about weather or traffic problems that might hinder safety and efficiency. This real-time information is then passed on to you so that you can be certain your transport will take place without any delays or complications.
Don’t trust just anyone to managing your hazardous materials logistics and transportation. Put the experience, knowledge, skill, and technology of C Three Logistics to work for your business. Contact us today for more information or to receive a free quote.
Hazardous materials logistics and transportation isn’t something just anyone can provide. It is a highly specialized field.
Both the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires hazardous materials (Hazmat for short) training for employees involved in the handling or shipping of hazardous materials.
When you choose C3 Logistics for your next project, you can be assured that every employee has received Hazmat training and is committed to upholding the highest standards for safety when it comes to the handling, transport, and delivery of your hazardous materials. We expertly and properly provide logistics and transport services for the following hazardous materials categories:
As we mentioned above, both OSHA and the DOT require Hazmat training for employees who do the following as part of their jobs:
OSHA requires employees in the workplace to receive detailed training on a variety of topics, many of which have recurrent training requirements. The amount of time required for training and any testing requirements vary based on the specific job duties.
Some employees will also need DOT Hazmat training. Employees who physically handle hazmat packages or may be exposed to them because of an accident during transportation must have DOT training. This would include packers, warehouse personnel, drivers, train crews, and employees who load and unload aircraft, vehicles, and vessels.
According to training regulations under the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR), these five topics must be covered for HazMat training for all employees required to have training.
General awareness. This topic introduces safely transporting hazardous materials. It covers U.S. and international regulations that apply, as well as how hazardous materials are classified.
Safety. This topic covers potential dangers of the hazardous materials they use at their workplace. They will also be instructed on how they and their employer can provide protection from these hazards, as well as learn emergency response procedures as stated in 49 CFR 172, Subpart G. Finally, this topic covers proper accident-avoidance methods.
Security awareness. In this topic, employees will develop awareness of security risks associated with hazardous materials transportation and methods to enhance transportation security. They will also learn how to recognize and respond to possible security threats.
Function specific. In this topic, trainers will teach Hazmat employees how to do their job functions in compliance with regulations. Examples of this include the finishing and signing of shipping papers (including the Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest), the loading or unloading of packages with hazardous material from a vehicle, the transfer of large amounts of hazardous materials from a tank truck or railroad tank car, and the preparation of packages with hazardous materials for shipment.
In-depth security training. This is only required for employees of a business who have a DOT Hazmat security plan. A security plan is mandated for businesses which transport explosive materials, materials which are classified as poisonous if inhaled, radioactive materials, organic peroxide Type B, and select agents or toxins regulated by the CDC 42 CFR part 73 or USDA9CFR part 121.
Training must be completed within the first 90 days of employment. Recurrent training is required every three years from the date of the first training.
Additional training may be required in some instances, such as if an employee changes roles or if their job description changes. It may also be required if regulations change.
Trust C3 Logistics for your hazardous materials transportation and logistics needs across the Eastern and Midwest United States. Contact us today to set up a consultation—we’ll be happy to help.
Chemical transport is a highly specialized field of materials transportation. To get the job done right, you need a company that has the equipment, knowledge, and experience to make sure that your materials are delivered on-time while meeting all regulations to the highest standards of safety.
For folks in the Eastern United States, that means turning to C3 Logistics, who offers decades of experience in handling all kinds of materials transport, including chemicals and hazardous materials.
In this article, we’ll examine key information that goes into determining what you need for your next chemical transport project.
Because chemical transport is so specialized and regulated, your transport provider needs some critical information about the materials you need to have transported. This information allows them to make sure that they have the right vehicles, equipment, and qualified drivers on hand so that your transport can be done properly and to all safety codes and regulations.
Here’s the information about your chemicals that you should have ready when you contact us to set up a chemical transport.
Basic product information. What is the chemical material? Is the chemical material liquid, or dry?
Hazmat or non-hazmat. Is the chemical material you want transported designated a hazardous material? If it is, proper placards for the transport vehicle are needed, and the driver must have the proper endorsements for transporting your material.
Safety Data Sheet (SDS). A Safety Data Sheet is required for most chemicals—especially hazardous chemicals—that details the product’s compositions as well as its safe transport and handling.
Key data includes things like:
Equipment requirements. It’s critical to know from what kind of container will your chemical material be loaded and unloaded. This includes whether it requires a rear or center unload, any incompatible prior products—products that cannot have been shipped in the tank or trailer being used for your material—the width and length of hose required for loading and unloading, any needed fittings or adapters, and any needed safety equipment at the delivery site.
Whether or not you have an on-site scale. Your material’s weight will be determined by recording the truck’s weight before and after your shipment is loaded. The difference equals the weight of your material.
It must be known if you have a scale available at the loading site or if a stop to a scale needs to be factored in when planning the driver’s route.
Contact C3 Logistics today for a free consultation towards your next chemical transportation project.
If you are looking for a logistics and transport company to manage your hazardous material (HAZMAT) transportation needs, C3 Logistics offers the knowledge and experience you seek.
We stand out in our comprehensive approach to managing the logistics and transport of your hazardous materials.
The transportation of hazardous materials, which need specific shipping and handling procedures to reduce risk, is referred to as HAZMAT shipping. This includes solids, liquids, and gases that might cause injury if not handled correctly.
C3 Logistics transports the following hazardous materials:
There are national as well as international agencies that regulate how hazardous materials are transported. For example, the International Civil Aviation Organization (IACO) is a United Nations agency. It sets and governs the standards for international air transport of hazardous materials.
There is also the International Air Transport Association (IATA) is a non-government entity. It oversees private sector standards for HAZMAT transportation involving commercial airlines.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) handles the transport of HAZMAT within the United States. Most of the federal regulations come from Title 49 of the Department of Transportation codes. Title 49 covers a wide range of regulations for HAZMAT transportation including:
There may also be state and municipal HAZMAT transportation regulations that impact how your HAZMAT transport is done. C3 Logistics will expertly manage your HAZMAT transport so that it meets all international, federal, state, and local regulations.
The classification of a hazardous material regulates how it can be transported.
Class 1: Explosives. These materials have a high likelihood of exploding and include items like live ammunition, dynamite, fireworks, and water emulsion blasting agents. No Class 1 materials can be transported via air transport.
Class 2: Gases. These are gases that have been compressed and stored for transport. Examples of Class 2 materials include propane, lighters, oxygen, natural gas canisters, and aerosols. These gases must be transported via surface transport.
Class 3: Flammable and combustible liquids. Flammable and combustible liquids are liquids that will ignite when they encounter a flame. Class 3 materials include gasoline, ethanol, paints, acetone, perfumes, and varnishes.
Class 4: Flammable solids. Materials that fall under this classification are those which will ignite and burn when they meet a flame, such as sulfur, magnesium, sodium batteries, and matches.
Class 5: Oxidizer and organic peroxides. An oxidizer is a chemical or substance that causes combustion when exposed to oxygen. An organic peroxide, on the other hand, is an organic compound with two oxygen atoms joined together—a chemically unstable substance that gives off flammable vapors.
Materials that are Class 5 include hydrogen peroxide, potassium permanganate, sodium nitrite, and ammonium nitrate fertilizer.
Class 6: Poison and toxic substances. Poisonous materials are non-gaseous solids, liquids, or semi-liquids that can cause serious injury or death if swallowed or inhaled.
This also includes infectious substances known to contain pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. Examples of this classification include tear gas, biological materials, and forensic materials.
Class 7: Radioactive materials. Radioactive substances that fall under this classification are materials that release radiation into the environment at a level greater than 0.002 microcuries per gram and include enriched or depleted uranium and x-ray machines.
Class 8: Corrosive substances. A corrosive substance is a liquid or solid that causes damage to human skin or rapidly corrodes steel or aluminum. Examples that would fall under this classification include batteries, battery fluid, drain cleaners, and sulfuric acid.
Class 9: Miscellaneous hazardous materials. Some hazardous materials don’t fit Classes 1 through 8, so they are put in this category. Class 9 materials include vehicles, lithium batteries, and dry ice.
C3 Logistics is ready to handle your business’s HAZMAT transport needs across the Midwestern and Eastern United States. Contact us today—we’re standing by and ready to assist.
When most people think about customer service, they think about businesses like stores or restaurants. But customer service is an essential part of any business, and that especially includes the logistics and transportation businesses like C3 Logistics.
Customers must be a top priority since they are on the receiving end of your services. Subsequently, customers use that experience to determine a company’s reputation and how it distinguishes itself from the competition.
C3 Logistics puts customer service at the heart of everything we do. We have been delivering fuels and chemicals since 2016 and our founder, Henry S. Papiano, has three decades of experience in commercial transport services. We understand that our relationships with our customers stands, and falls, based on our quality of service.
If you are looking for a customer-focused logistics and transportation provider for your fuel and hazardous materials, C3 Logistics is the provider for you.
Thanks to our experience, we know that each customer is unique, with individual needs and concerns. That’s why listening is so important, from our initial conversations to every time you use our services. We listen to you and take note of what you are telling us, so we are clear on what you need from us.
We also listen to and encourage feedback from our customers. Why? Because if we don’t get feedback, we don’t know if we’re doing things right or wrong in your eyes. Feedback from our customers tells us what we need to know in terms of how we can improve our services and fix any issues you may have with them.
A long-term relationship between a logistics and transportation company and its customers is built upon a foundation of trust. Delivering on what we promise you helps to ensure that you will be a satisfied customer. That is why we don’t promise anything that we aren’t sure we can deliver.
Communication is where C3 Logistics stands out. We realize that more you know about our business and how we do things, the more comfortable you will feel doing business with us.
Our communication with you doesn’t end when we set up your logistics and transport services. We understand that you need to know where your fuels or hazardous materials are from the moment we pick them up…to the moment they are delivered.
You are in the loop every step of the way thanks to our advanced technology and the transparency in our communications.
Those communications start with our drivers. Our team is in touch with them 24/7 along the route. We not only know where they always are, but we keep them informed about weather or traffic issues that may impact their transport so we can help them adjust for maximum safety and efficiency. Because of that, you have that real-time information about your transport.
Get the respectful, responsive, and reliable customer service you deserve. Contact C3 Logistics to learn more about what we can do for your business.
Are you considering adding a private fleet for your business? That’s a major investment of time, money, and resources.
There is an alternative that makes sense for your business in terms of cost, efficiency, and your company’s growth. Dedicated fleet services from C3 Logistics gives you all the benefits of a private fleet and so much more.
Using C3 Logistics to handle your hazardous materials transport is a great choice—it’s as simple as that. We transport a wide range of hazardous materials, including:
We also offer van and flatbed transport services, too.
Here are some of the other benefits of using C3 Logistics for your dedicated fleet service needs.
Our leadership has more than three decades of experience in the transport industry. We understand the needs of businesses such as yours and have the knowledge and insights that enable us to provide customized dedicated fleet service for you.
Having a private fleet means investing a lot of money up-front for purchasing the vehicles. Then comes maintenance, insurance, and other ancillary costs. By using a dedicated fleet service from C3 Logistics, we handle all that, so your transport needs are met now—and in the future—with a company fully dedicated and invested in our craft.
There’s more to dedicated fleet service than just the trucks. Using C3 Logistics for your dedicated fleet service also puts our skilled team of drivers, dispatchers, mechanics, and logistics experts to work for your transport needs. You can focus on your business and not be distracted by all the work of managing a private fleet.
C3 Logistics also provides the technology to keep us in 24/7 contact with our drivers. This communication allows us to effectively manage their route on the fly—to help our drivers avoid traffic and keep your transport schedule on time. We also use that technology to keep in touch with you about the status of all your transports, no matter where across the country they’re headed next.
If you have a private fleet and ambitious growth goals, you’ll have to sink more money into expanding your fleet. That can stretch your financial and personnel resources thin. C3 Logistics has a sizable fleet right at hand so we can quickly grow your dedicated services in scale with your business objectives.
Do you have questions about C3 Logistics’ fleet services? Get in touch with us today and we’ll help you answer them.
Since 2016, C3 Logistics has been delivering fuels and chemicals all over the Mid-Atlantic Region and have expanded our services into the Southern, Midwestern, and Northeastern United States.