Large users of cement, such as those repaving runways, constructing a large quantity of private homes or highway overpass structures, etc. need large quantities of materials on hand, at all times. That means more than just having a direct line to a supply of these materials, although that is necessary. Heavy users must have massive quantities of, in one case, cement that must be available immediately and consistently; requiring more than a company who can deliver this material, they need a solid on-site source that can be refilled as needed. This means they should look into what is called a ‘Cement Pig’ and it actually does look like its namesake. Unlike a cement silo, a Pig is a portable unit that can be moved into position and ready when needed. There are also a few other benefits for this type of dry bulk cement storage:
Cement pigs can hold much more than a silo; 130 – 140 tons versus 20 – 80 tons.
- Dry bulk cement delivery can be made, through professional carriers, 24/7 as needed.
- Moving the Pig from one location to another, within the same site, is easily accomplished for the convenience of the concrete workers.
- Cement Pigs are crucial for companies with medium to large sites within various sections of an extended neighborhood development site.
Having the cement available and on hand when needed is one thing, but it is not everything that must be considered. There are many things to look at when searching for the appropriate third party logistics trucking company to handle you dry bulk cement delivery needs.
The safety and professionalism that a dry bulk trucking company offers and exhibits, on a day-to-day basis, is critical for the operation of any large construction effort, filled with many moving parts. Knowing what and when something should be done, by following the construction time line chart, is also a necessary skill.
Additional benefits of having a cement pig, to store the larger amounts of cement needed on these larger jobs, is knowing that more is available with a simple phone call. Contracting with a firm that has been in business since 1946 is a no brainer.
CCC Transportation, LLC has an enviable record of on time delivery and safety in the Central Florida, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina areas. Their main concern is delivering the cement that is needed to sites in a way that will not jeopardize either their safety or that of the general contractor’s firm.
With 400 rigs, over 550 dry van delivery and short-term storage trailers, and 350 pneumatic cement tanks, they can handle the smallest to largest loads with professionalism and punctuality. The 20 available cement Pig tanks help make their services stand out from the rest. If you are a cement pig, then contact CCC Transportation and let our pigs go to work for you.