Bulk Chemical Logistics

General and Hazardous Chemical Solutions

One of the UK bulk road transport that we work in is the chemicals sector. We currently provide both fully managed logistics solutions and single ‘spot’ product movements for manufacturers working with a wide range of hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals and other highly sensitive products.

Working with speciality chemicals requires the adherence to rigorous best practices for the safety of our team, the general public, and the environment. This is why we require all of our drivers to be ADR certified and trained to the highest standards.

It also requires careful storage and handling of our customers’ products so that volatile, corrosive, or otherwise easily destabilised chemicals retain their characteristics following transport.

Common Chemicals Suttons can Transport

Here at Suttons, we can transport a range of hazardous chemicals in a safe, environmentally friendly way.

Chemicals we usually transport include:

  • Ammonia
  • Sodium Hydroxide
  • Hydrochloric Acid
  • Ferric Sulphate
  • Aluminium Sulphate
  • Caustic Sode
  • Chlorine
  • Alcohol
  • Fertiliser
  • Adblue
  • Toulene

While there are some common chemicals that we transport, we have the capability of hauling a wider range of items. Get in contact with our team to see how we can help your business.

Bulk Chemical Road Transport

Our chemical transport fleet is extensive, including GP, rubber-lined, multi-compartment, and lagged tanks. This means we are equipped to transport many chemical types such as hazardous, non-hazardous, solvents, acids, alkalis, and aromatics.

All of our tankers executing dangerous goods transport are equipped with trained drivers and a suite of technology that can either be managed in-cab or remotely to protect the integrity of our customers’ products.

One such piece of technology is our tank heating solution. If our customers have products that need to remain at a certain temperature or be heated during or after transport, then they can rest assured knowing that a member of our team is monitoring the temperature of their goods during transit and can instantly make remote changes to the temperature if required.

Our team, including our drivers, carry out risk assessments before loading or discharging a product, and are continually trained in the handling of chemicals and other dangerous goods according to the ADR through refresher sessions, audits, and the Ryder Marsh OCAID.

Chemical Transport Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose Suttons for Chemical Delivery?

Suttons is the UK’s largest chemical logistics provider and has a strong reputation that has been built up over many years. With some of the biggest chemical manufacturers in its customer base, Suttons is a reliable and safe chemical transport company that will ensure that your product is moved safely and securely to its destination.

Suttons has a vast chemical haulage fleet of over 300 general purpose tanks with specifications including: single compartment, multi-compartment, baffle tanks, lagged tanks and specialist tanks. Its skilled team of fleet engineers work collaboratively with customers to identify and build tanks to the required specification.

Chemical transport requires meticulous attention to detail and our drivers are trained to the highest levels to ensure that our customers’ products are handled with professionalism and confidence.

With located depots spanning across the UK, Suttons are strategically placed where its chemicals customers need them most.

What is the Minimum Chemicals Transport Amount?

The vast majority of our chemical road tanker fleet can carry up to 28 tonne of product, however, there are occasions when a customer does not require a full tank of product to be moved. All chemical products have different specifications which can be examined on the Material Safety Data Sheet, but sometimes if only a small amount of product is required to be moved, Suttons may use a multi compartment tank and fill the other compartments with water to ensure consistent distribution throughout the tank.

Maximising payloads is a great way to improve efficiencies and ensure best value for money, so we do encourage our customers to load as much product as is safe to do so.

How Much does Chemical Logistics Cost?

The pricing for chemical freight services varies depending on the requirements from the customer. There are many different elements that impact the pricing including: loading and delivery destinations, nature of the product, customer delivery profile and when we can unload the product, whether the product requires steam heating, the type of tank that is required to fulfil the job safely, and the frequency of the job.

Our Commercial team are always on hand to help price up work for customers, whether that be contract work with dedicated fleet or spot business.

Where can Suttons Transport Chemicals?

Suttons Tankers can transport chemical products by road to anywhere across the UK. With its main depots in Widnes, Stockton, Scunthorpe, Hull, Ellesmere Port and Willenhall, Suttons have a strong presence in the areas in which chemical manufacturers are based.

Suttons also has the capability to transport chemicals intermodally, but please get in touch with us here [contact us page] to discuss this in detail.

Which Chemical Products can be Delivered in Bulk?

There are many products that can be transported in bulk within the chemical logistics sector. Some of the most common products that we move include:

  • Caustic soda
  • Hydrochloric acid
  • Aluminium sulphate
  • Ferric sulphate
  • Chlorine
  • Calcium carbonate
  • Ammonia
  • Anhydrous ammonia
  • Phenol
  • Solvents
  • Nitriles
  • Ethylene
  • Propylene
  • Toluene
  • Benzene
  • Acetic anhydride
  • Acetic acid

That is not a finite list of chemicals, and there are new products that our health and safety team conduct thorough checks on that come into our network on a regular basis, so if there is a chemical you’d like transported by road, please get in touch to see if we can carry it for you.

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