15 September 2021
Excerpted from an interview with Martin Deschamps, Transportation Director for Transport Somavrac and Transport Servitank since 2017, and Alex Gagnon, Assistant Director of Transportation
In this article, discover what separates Groupe Somavrac and its transportation of hazardous materials service from the rest.
Products and Equipment
Groupe Somavrac can transport a wide range of products, including hazardous and non-regulated materials for the agricultural, industrial, agrifood, and pulp and paper sectors. The transportation of hazardous materials is provided using Groupe Somavrac’s adapted equipment.
Groupe Somavrac makes over 33,000 deliveries each year, including hazardous and non-hazardous materials.
Health and Safety, Key for Groupe Somavrac
Diligence is a major asset for Groupe Somavrac, as well as one of its core values. Every year, Groupe Somavrac provides drivers with the necessary and appropriate training on the products they transport.
“Above all, we’re looking for professionals. Groupe Somavrac wants drivers that truly represent the company.”
– Martin Deschamps, Transportation Director for Transport Somavrac and Transport Servitank
Groupe Somavrac is very close to its customers: its team of professionals visits customer sites to make recommendations and provide support, particularly when deliveries of hazardous materials are involved.
Safety comes first for employees when it comes to transportation service procedures, and it shows – both Transport Somavrac and Transport Servitank boast excellent safety scores under SAAQ’s register of owners and operators of heavy vehicles (RPEVL).
Groupe Somavrac’s mission, vision, and values shine through in the company’s safety practices, training programs, and responsible management. These cornerstone principles are regularly communicated at every operational level, from upper management to drivers.
“What truly sets us apart is our family of subsidiaries, which provide complementary services. That means Groupe Somavrac draws on the necessary expertise in complete logistics to provide the best transportation services.”
– Alex Gagnon, Assistant Director of Transportation
Groupe Somavrac is much more than its transportation of hazardous materials service. The company provides complete turnkey logistics services in the fields of stevedoring, warehousing, handling and transformation, transportation, and chemical distribution. It leverages the expertise of each of its subsidiaries to provide the best possible service.