Hauling gas

Discussion in 'Hazmat Trucking Forum' started by mpd240, Jun 5, 2021.

  1. mpd240

    mpd240 Road Train Member

    Sep 17, 2011
    I was hired to haul gas and other fuel. I’ve worked two days in the truck being trained in by a driver that has been working there 17 years. The only issue that seems intimidating so far is all the different names and codes for the same product. Oxy has different codes depending who the supplier is ext... Does anybody have a cheat sheet that they made or was supplied to them by their employer?
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  3. tmb0507

    tmb0507 Medium Load Member

    Aug 11, 2012
    Folkston, GA
    They will probably different from company to company. Like we pull all of our stuff off one contract but there is 15 we can choose from. Ours luckily are very simple our company and what state we're taking it to lol. But theu should send all that info to you in your dispatch, the guy who trained me knew every number and at what inches every load would fit with out doing the math on it which I thought was crazy.
  4. Lazer

    Lazer Medium Load Member

    Jan 22, 2017
    And those numbers can change depending on which loading rack you are at. Depending on the ultimate destination for the fuel can determine the mixture, ie; oxygenated fuel is required in some areas, but not others.
  5. TNSquire

    TNSquire Light Load Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    Decatur, TN
    In each dispatch, I get product, quantity, and codes if available.
    The exception being the Magellan racks, which have a product sheet in each driver box.
    Those you learn through use.
    Most are pretty basic...87 E10, Rec90, dzl, dyed diesel, etc...
    I keep a cheat sheet inside my clip board stuck to the inside cover that I make notes on.
    That comes in very handy when I'm having allocation issues and need to come up with a loading code quickly so I don't have to swap racks to load.
    You'll learn the little tricks in time, and through talking with other drivers.
    Challenge yourself daily to learn one new thing, become smoother on one aspect of your process, and safer in all you do.
  6. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

    Jan 12, 2011
    Levittown, PA
    You will be 'informed' of the 'fixes' and 'hacks' by the guys waiting behind you when you do something the 'long way'. Through repetition most gain speed and eventually some will pass on the hacks you need to learn just to keep from getting stuck behind you, again. You should have the advantage of sticking with the same trailer and get real familiar with each compartment VRS a chemical guy where each load requires a clean, dry and odor free trailer suitable to the product(s) being loaded making each new load a different trailer with different capacities.
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