Tankers

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November 11, 2016

FMCSA Issues Safety Advisory for Keith Huber Tankers

The FMCSA has issued a safety advisory to owners and operators of DOT407 and DOT412 specification cargo tank motor vehicles manufactured by the defunct Keith Huber Inc.

October 25, 2016

What Smart Tanker Fleets Are Spec'ing

Owners of tank trailers keep them a long time. All the more reason to make sure when you buy a new one, you’re getting the best possible trailer for your operations for the price.

October 20, 2016

How Carbon Express Did a 180 on Safety

When Steve Rush was an owner-operator, he would have laughed at the notion that one day he would be running a tanker fleet that would be recognized as the safest carrier by the National Tank Truck Council in the 15 million miles and under category.

October 14, 2016

For Tankers, 'Vapor Recovery' Works Two Ways

He stood at an open pipe at the tanker and held his hand in front of it, checking air as it flowed inside. During product loading, vapor-laden air is drawn out of the tanker to keep it from bursting.

July 28, 2016

The 2016 Trailers Update

New features displayed at truck shows and announced separately cut weight, add ruggedness and utility.

July 18, 2016

How to Be Proactive With Tank Corrosion Prevention

In truck, rail tankers and beyond, Chemically Bonded Phosphate Ceramics can stop corrosion, improve safety, extend equipment life and minimize maintenance and downtime.

May 11, 2016

FMCSA Issues Safety Advisory for TYTAL Cargo Tanks

The FMCSA is calling for the repair and inspection of certain cargo tank trailers manufactured by Trailers Y Tanques De Aluminio are not compliant with federal safety standards.

April 25, 2016

Tanker Association Recognizes Carrier Safety Performance

National Tank Truck Carriers recently honored Carbon Express and Miller Transporters with its Outstanding Safety Performance Award for their commitment to safety.

April 15, 2016

FMCSA Directs Retesting of Certain Tankers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a safety advisory to owners and operators of certain cargo tanks that were improperly inspected and tested, and warned that the tanks must be re-inspected and retested before being used in hazardous materials hauling.

November 17, 2015

Polar's MyLift Automates Lift Axle Control

Polar Tank Trailer's new myLift automatic lift axle control system automatically deploys and lifts up to two axles by reading pressure in the fixed-axle air suspension.

October 17, 2015

AeroKits for Tractors Now Offered for Flatbed, Tanker Trailers

FlowBelow Aero Inc., the manufacturer of fairings and wheel covers that control air movement around a road tractor’s drive wheels, is now selling a version for tractors that pull flatbed and tank trailers.

October 15, 2015

Mac Trailer Designed for Portland Cement

Mac Trailer’s lighter-weight UltraMac pneumatic trailer, designed specifically to haul Portland Cement, features aluminum design and onboard scales.

September 30, 2015

Tank Trailer Resists High Sulfuric Acid Concentrations

Wabash National Corporation’s Brenner brand fiberglass reinforced plastic tank trailer resists sulfuring acid in concentrations of up to 98%.

September 9, 2015

Fairings Over Tractor's Tandem Save Fuel for Tanker Fleet

Stainless steel tanker trailers look smooth enough to easily slip through the air, but they have characteristics that cause drag. One fleet has turned to an aero system for the tractor tandems to help smooth the air flow over the trailer.

September 9, 2015

FlowBelow AeroKit Designed for Tanker Industry

FlowBelow Aero’s tractor-mounted Tank Truck AeroKit system is designed specifically for tank truck applications.

March 24, 2015

Refiners Buy Tankers to Ensure Supplies of Better Crude Oil

Refiners are buying trucks to fetch more desirable crude oil than what they’re getting through pipelines.

February 4, 2015

Heavy Duty Trucking Names 2015 Truck Fleet Innovators

The editors of Heavy Duty Trucking have announced the 2015 HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, four fleet executives being recognized for their leadership and forward thinking.

December 23, 2014

Hess Toy Trucks Awaken Positive Memories

Since 1964 Hess has sold Toy Trucks in the weeks leading up to Christmas, so this year is the 50th anniversary of the tradition. Since Hess is closing its filling stations in a few months the 2014 truck will be the last that can be bought in person.

November 24, 2014

Avoiding Damage From Aggressive Cargoes

The Liquid Products Database lists 5,000-plus substances and how they affect the interior walls of tank trailers.

October 21, 2014

FMCSA Clarifies Home Heating Emergency Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration clarified its rule for tank carriers providing service in a home heating emergency.

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