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How Is Liquid Asphalt Transported?

Written on: January 15, 2024

C3 Logistics ensures safe, efficient movement of liquid asphalt for your projects.

asphalt transport eastern united states Since 2017, the committed, experienced team at C3 Logistics has delivered liquid asphalt for customers. From our home base in Newfield, NJ, we can safely transport this crucial building material wherever you need it in our East Coast and Midwestern service region.

We have extensive experience hauling different commodities, including hazardous and temperature-sensitive materials. We know the specific requirements and challenges of transporting liquid asphalt.

What is liquid asphalt?

Asphalt is a product of crude oil, the resource that gives us gasoline, diesel, kerosene and other fuel oils. Indeed, in the past, oil refiners would sometimes give away asphalt for free as a waste product.

For the last 100+ years, asphalt has been an invaluable commodity for homeowners, private businesses and municipalities. Asphalt works as a binder for pavement, and you’ll find it used in:

Liquid asphalt can also be used as a waterproof sealant. It’s used to make roof shingles and to seal flat roof surfaces.

Is liquid asphalt a hazardous material?

Asphalt is on New Jersey’s Hazardous Substance List because it has been cited by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Exposure to asphalt can irritate your eyes, nose, throat and lungs. You may experience headaches, dizziness, nausea or vomiting. Asphalt can cause burns and acne-like lesions, and some asphalt products have been shown to cause cancer in animals. There are also fire hazards associated with asphalt.

With all this in mind, it’s crucial to have safe, professional transportation for your liquid asphalt.

How do companies transport liquid asphalt?

Today, liquid asphalt is typically moved from the supply source to its terminal site via barge and railcar. From there, the material goes into a truck, where it can be delivered to businesses, project sites and other end users.

The railcars that transport liquid asphalt have coils to maintain a temperature in the range of 300 and 325ºF.

C3 Logistics knows liquid asphalt transportation.

Keeping your liquid asphalt at a stable temperature during transportation requires an experienced and committed partner. At C3 Logistics, we have specialized steel and aluminum tankers that can heat liquid asphalt between 325˚ and 500°. We offer customizable delivery options, including multiple tankers for large shipments and a front pump-off option for trailers. We’re located near major ports and distribution centers in the Eastern United States.

Safety is our top priority. You can always feel confident that the C3 Logistics team will diligently handle your liquid asphalt and deliver it securely and promptly wherever you need it in the Midwestern and Eastern U.S.

Our experts are here to move your liquid asphalt and other hazardous materials where they need to go. Contact us today for a FREE estimate.