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 »

Earthbind® Prime Coat Is an Effective Alternative to Asphalt Products that Contain VOC’s

Stabilizing an unpaved roadbed is important both in maintaining strength and stability, while also reducing fugitive dust problems. In the past, many road construction and road maintenance operations relied on the use of traditional asphalt products that contained volatile organic compounds. These products may no longer be allowed due to environmental concerns. Unfortunately, applying products… Read more »

Anti-Icer Can Improve Safety on Paved Surfaces in Winter

When winter winds howl with sleet, snow, and ice, it can cause paved surfaces to become slick and dangerous. In some instances, the conditions can be so severe that it forces road closures. In many of these situations spreading basic road salt and gravel might not prove sufficient for restoring the safe operation of a… Read more »

The Harmful Effects of Unpaved Roads being a Non-Point Source of Sediment Pollution

Fugitive dust emanating from an unpaved road is widely known as being a costly nuisance. However, many people are not aware that the same small soil/aggregate particles responsible for the dust can also be a major source of stream sedimentation. This can be detrimental to adjacent trout and salmon streams. When heavy rains occur and… Read more »

Magnesium Chloride Can Control Dust More Effectively Than a Water Truck

Unpaved roads are commonly seen in rural areas, remote locations, construction sites, and mining operations throughout the Pacific Northwest. These roadbeds often consist of various gravels, local rocks, sand, and small soil particles. When vehicles and equipment are moved across these unpaved roadbeds in dry conditions it can create a significant amount of dust. This… Read more »

Calcium Chloride Can Help Control Dust on Unpaved Roads

Unpaved roads are often an amalgam of gravels, aggregate materials, native rocks, sand, and small soil particles. Changes in weather, dry spells, and long-term drought can cause some of the smaller particles in the unpaved road to disassociate from the roadbed. A vehicle driving down the road, or a strong wind can turn fugitive dust… Read more »

Dedicated Tankers Ensure Fuel Purity During Transportation

Diesel, aviation fuel, and gasoline play a critical role in many sectors of the transportation industry. They can be even more essential for remote construction sites, mines, and operations that rely on storing fuel for site operations. Blue Line Transportation Company and their subsidiary Cascade Petroleum Transportation have a strong reputation for providing high-quality petroleum… Read more »

Earthbind® 100 Can Help Control Dust on Winter Roads

While wintertime is often thought of as a time of sleet, snow, and rain, it can also bring excessively dry conditions to certain parts of the country. This can have a dramatic effect on unpaved roads, causing fugitive dust particles to enter the air, leading to health and safety problems. In the past, chloride-based dust… Read more »