Carrying gasoline for generator

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Dino soar, Sep 28, 2021.

  1. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

    3,778
    12,816
    Dec 8, 2017
    0
    Just wondering how much gasoline is legal to carry for the generator and how do you have to store it or secure it?

    Also I'm looking at a fuel pump kit that would allow me to have an actual auxiliary fuel tank that's not gravity-fed or any of that.

    There is no regulation against having such a tank is there? Or is there any regulation against the number of gallons you can carry in that tank?

    I actually have a spare fuel tank that I could mount on the side of my truck.
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    17,807
    75,460
    Dec 18, 2011
    Michigan
    0
  4. Elroythekid

    Elroythekid Road Train Member

    1,753
    1,710
    Sep 9, 2010
    Halifax Nova Scotia
    0
    8 gals TOTAL or you have to have placards and it's hazmat.
     
  5. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

    3,778
    12,816
    Dec 8, 2017
    0
    Can you have a separate mounted fuel tank carrying more than 8 gallons?
     
  6. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    17,807
    75,460
    Dec 18, 2011
    Michigan
    0
    Of course you can, but then you are going to spend $600 - $1100 for a dot qualified tank unless you find an older gas tank off a say … gmc or ford gasser class 7/8.
     
  7. Vampire

    Vampire Light Load Member

    285
    4,090
    May 14, 2011
    Transylvania
    0
    Hi Dino. Have you looked into a portable diesel generator? Something like an MEP-531A Diesel generator just might work for you. Instead of bothering with gasoline, you can just utilize the diesel from your rig.
     
    mitmaks and Magoo1968 Thank this.
  8. Elroythekid

    Elroythekid Road Train Member

    1,753
    1,710
    Sep 9, 2010
    Halifax Nova Scotia
    0
    I've been told no. If your carrying more than 8 gal of gasoline, it's a hazmat load and you need placards.
     
    Magoo1968 and Dino soar Thank this.
  9. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

    3,778
    12,816
    Dec 8, 2017
    0
    I would love to have a diesel generator and I'm not afraid to spend the money but from what I understand they're much much louder than a regular inverter generator. And I haven't really checked them for size.

    Does anyone have a diesel generator that they're running?
     
  10. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

    3,778
    12,816
    Dec 8, 2017
    0
    Well I have an aluminum tank that was for diesel from another truck. Is there any reason I couldn't use that? I also have a smaller gasoline tank from a gasoline truck that I had but I would rather use the aluminum tank if I could.
     
  11. flood

    flood Road Train Member

    3,447
    2,514
    Dec 25, 2010
    0
    Diesel generators are LOUD by anyone standards.
    My predator you almost can't hear..

    Diesel generators are heavy (300 plus pounds)
    My predator is 100
     
    Vampire Thanks this.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted