Texas Moving Co. is fully licensed to handle hazardous material transportation. All of our drivers and movers are trained in the proper handling techniques of commercial batteries and other hazardous materials. We have specialized equipment and vehicles to safely handle and transport a wide range of materials.
We are experts in the area or commercial grade battery removal and transportation. Texas Moving Co. has safely moved thousands of industrial batteries around the country. Our employees have a great deal of experience with both wet batteries and jell cell batteries from manufacturers such as Excide/G.N.B., C&D, and Gould.
Safe battery transportation involves a series of procedures that require careful attention to the details. The first step in this process is to identify any units that exhibit signs of structural degradation. Problematic batteries are made safe before they are prepared for transportation. This may involve something as simple as placing a neutralizing compound on the terminals to sealing the entire battery in a special container. After the repairs have been completed, the batteries are moved to a staging area, where they will be prepared for transportation.
The movers carefully protect the surrounding facilities before moving the batteries. This involves placing wallboard in the door jams and hallways to protect the walls from nicks. A laminate is also placed on the ground to protect floors from any mares. Once the facility is properly protected, the batteries are moved onto pallets.
After the batteries have been moved to the staging area, they are secured to the pallet with the use of metal banding strips. Once the batteries are fastened down, the entire pallet is covered with stretch wrap.
The final stage of the process involves loading the secured pallets onto a vehicle for transportation. Texas Moving Co. uses vehicles that are equipped with rail-gates and air-ride suspensions. The rail gates are designed to handle to heavy load of commercial batteries. Rail gates are much more stable than many of the other types of lift gates - this reduces the risk of injury to the mover or cargo. After the pallets are secured inside the vehicle, the batteries are usually transported to a smelter.