MicroCoat™ Can Help Accent and Preserve Walking Paths and Bike Lanes

Today an increasing number of people use walking paths and bike lanes in their commute or as part of their daily exercise routine. These smaller thoroughfares can sometimes be close to larger roads and high traffic areas. Accenting them and preserving their long-term integrity can both save money and improve overall safety. To answer these… Read more »

Mill and Fill and Chip Seal Paving Systems

Older paved surfaces that have suffered excess damage, or degradation from seasonal weather and traffic wear, often need to be repaved to some degree. In many of these situations, the underlying roadbed may still be structurally sound, making mill and fill or chip seal paving a cost-efficient option. Here at Blue Line Transportation Company headquartered… Read more »

Earthbind® Stabilizer Offers Cost-Effective Maintenance for an Unpaved Roadbed

Unpaved roads are often composed of an aggregate mixture of gravel, rock, sand, local soils and other small particles. The change of seasons and local weather can often alter the relationship between these materials leading to problems with fugitive dust and roadbed degradation. An unpaved road that develops a washboard effect, significant potholes, ruts and… Read more »

Blue Line Transportation Company Provides a Wide Range of Asphalt Products for Road Construction

Blue Line Transportation Company has developed a strong reputation for producing, transporting and applying quality asphalt emulsion products throughout the Pacific Northwest. In 2012, we expanded our asphalt manufacturing plant which also allows us to provide a variety of asphalt emulsions and custom mix design. Our facilities include an AASHTO accredited lab onsite to ensure… Read more »

Consistent Gasoline, AV-Gas and Diesel Distribution Helps Minimize Downtime During Peak Season

As cold temperatures and winter weather start to give way to spring and summer many operations throughout the Pacific Northwest embrace the frenetic pace of peak season. This is especially true for road construction companies, mining operations, fire operations and municipal maintenance crews. At the same time, most of the necessary vehicles used in these… Read more »

Using Asphalt Emulsion as a Pavement Sealer

As time goes on even a high-quality area of pavement can suffer cracks and damage. This is often related to seasonal changes in local weather and temperature. With some older roads, it could also be related to subsoil changes in the stability of previously developed roadbed. In many of these instances, milling or replacing the… Read more »

Earthbind®, the Water Resistant Alternative for Dust Control

Dust palliatives are used to control fugitive dust originating from unpaved surfaces. There are dozens of types and brands of dust palliatives. The most common types range from plain water, surfactants, chlorides, synthetic polymers, vegetable oils (soybean oil, sugar beet oil), bentonite clays, lignosulfonates, paraffinic (mineral) oils, petroleum resins, engineered modified asphalt emulsions (Earthbind®), etc…. Read more »

Custom Mix Design for Asphalt with Specific Needs

Blue Line Transportation Company has been proud to offer bulk transportation, fuel transportation, asphalt products and other services throughout the Pacific Northwest for over four decades. Based out of Portland, Oregon, we understand the wildly changing conditions and terrain throughout the region. Through our recently expanded asphalt manufacturing plant and AASHTO accredited lab, we can… Read more »

Earthbind®, the Environmentally-Friendly Alternative to Chlorides for Dust Control

Magnesium and calcium chloride are commonly used as a dust suppressant agent on unpaved roads in the western parts of the United States during the spring and summer. Likewise, chlorides are used extensively for deicing/anti-icing on paved roads during the winter. Chlorides are often used as a dust control agent since they are hygroscopic and… Read more »

Maintaining and Repairing Equipment Can Reduce Downtime

Having a truck, transportation vehicle, or other pieces of equipment break down can have a profound effect on any operation. This can prove to be exceedingly frustrating if it happens during peak season, or the vehicle in question played an important role in an ongoing project. If you don’t have an in-house mechanic, or your… Read more »