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The Loading and Unloading Process of Fuel Tank Trailers

John Canvil

Fuel tanker trailers are used to transport billions of gallons of resourceful, but highly inflammable petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel, benzene, jet fuel, CNG, and many more all around the globe. Due to the inflammable nature of the products, transporting these products create hazardous situations on the road while transporting, and on-site during loading and unloading. In the USA, the Department of Transportation requires vessels transporting such petroleum products in bulk to be compliant with the DOT 406 regulations and follow required protocols while loading and unloading of the product. In this article, we will be specifically talking about the loading and unloading process of a fuel tanker trailer, and the established protocols for its safe loading and unloading by the US Department of Transportation.  Read more