Hazmat Box Trucks
When your business needs to move hazardous or nonhazardous waste, you have a wide range of transportation options from which to choose. If you have a smaller amount of waste, especially hazardous waste, hazmat box trucks may be a good option for you.
What Are Hazmat Box Trucks?
Box trucks or cube vans are vehicles that have their cab separated from the cargo area (in most cases). This cab is attached to the frame and usually has a door in the back that rolls up like a garage door, which makes loading and unloading bulky items easier. A hazmat box truck is a truck that meets OSHA safety requirements and has a permit for transporting hazardous materials.
These vehicles come in many sizes; they can haul between 12,500 and 33,000 pounds. Smaller box trucks are particularly useful in urban environments where it is difficult to maneuver large rigs in compressed areas.
Box trucks are some of the most commonly used vehicles for moving companies, so you are probably familiar with their use in this context. However, box trucks are also used to move hazardous and nonhazardous waste from generators to disposal locations.
Box Trucks versus Cargo Vans
Box trucks are often confused with cargo vans, but there are distinct differences between these types of vehicles. While box trucks have a separate cab and cargo hold, cargo vans are one unit and have a similar look to passenger vans. Cargo vans typically have less space, but can navigate tighter areas than box trucks can. However, without the separation between the cab and cargo hold, cargo vans often cannot meet OSHA requirements for hazmat transportation.
Clean Management Environmental Group, Inc has experience in handling extensive fleets of vehicles and helping businesses select the equipment that will be best for their needs. As waste management experts, we have detailed knowledge of how to select the best and safest equipment. Whether your company needs assistance in hauling bulky hazardous waste or drums of nonhazardous waste, we can help you choose the most cost-effective and regulation-compliant option.
For more information on the kinds of transportation and waste management services that we offer, contact the waste management professionals at Clean Management today.