Bulk goods transport demands a careful approach and an exact understanding of the load. To guarantee optimal transport, the haulier must be one hundred percent certain that all of the necessary conditions are met. Bulk goods are materials that can be poured. They are transported loosely, being loaded using tippers or conveyor belts. Bulk goods are most often transported by silo vehicles. Alternative means of transport are “walking floor” vehicles and tip trucks/dumpers.
Even foodstuffs such as sugar, table salt, flour, coffee and grain are classified as bulk goods. Other examples are pellets and granulates as well as powdered materials.
While goods such as coal, gravel and sugar beet can often be transported in open-top containers, soluble goods such as salt and sugar must be transported in silos. Moving floor vehicles are not suitable for stone and rubble.
Aluminium dumpers, steel dumpers, open-top dumpers, three-way dumpers and skip loaders are other examples of vehicles suitable for transporting bulk goods.
The haulier must decide which vehicle is best suited to the given bulk goods. Silo trucks are most frequently used for agricultural products. Sensitive bulk goods transport has to be done using a “walking floor” vehicle. This allows for a quick and trouble-free unloading process where the material is protected. Relatively insensitive freight can be transported in dumpers without a problem. Unloading in this case is done by tipping the trailer bed.