Road transportation is the main method of distribution of gases, either in liquid form in bulk tankers or other cryogenic vessels or as compressed gas in cylinders. For a large number of smaller volume customers, particularly those that use liquid, this is the only way to get them the product.
Ellenbarrie also realizes the need for transportation of its products and maintains a modernized fleet of transport tankers that reach out to the customers no matter where they are located. The fleet size is also arguably the largest for any Indian industrial gas manufacturer. A dedicated and experienced Logistics Department handles the fleet to ensure that no customers are left unattended.
The uniqueness of Ellenbarrie’s fleet management system lies in the fact that modernized trucks are hired; there is a dedicated tanker upkeepment and maintenance team; and an immaculate planning and trip scheduling division for the trucks. This helps in timely and safe delivery of the products to the customer’s doors.
Ellenbarrie ensures that the trucks that haul the cryogenic liquid tankers have reduced number of stops and starts and maintain correct speed, thus reducing fuel consumption and emission; consider all possibilities to reduce the environmental impact of the vehicle; avoid sudden changes of speed, which in turn reduces fuel consumption, and wear of the tyres and other parts of the vehicle.
Ellenbarrie also emphasizes upon “defensive and environmental driving” concept which is widely recognized and is normally used to increase the driving safety.