Tanker trucks are used to carry liquid from one place to another. Commonly used in oil and fuel transportation, these trucks pose risks to people or establishments that happen to be near one of them. For this reason, some rules and regulations were implemented to help the tanker deliver their goods quickly, and to keep anyone who encounter these vehicles safe.
One of the most common safety rules is the use of signs that indicate the tanker is carrying fuel. Some tankers are also marked with reflective tapes, as per DOT regulations, to be more visible at night. The signs and reflective tape alert nearby drivers to be more cautious on the road since there are hazards in being near such trucks.
Most of the time, the cargo within a tanker is secured through proper ventilation. Tankers utilize safety vents that circulate the air in the oil tank and prevent the pressure from breaking its container. This is helpful during emergency situations.
Finally, it is necessary for a tanker to have maneuverability. Most tanker trucks can be separated from their trailers through joints. In such cases, a tanker must have a properly secured and durable joint mechanism that will allow the truck some space to maneuver, while keeping its trailer safe at the back.
These precautionary guidelines are needed as transporting fuel or oil is both an important and a dangerous task.