Liquid Propane Haulers: Tips? Advice?

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  1. OhNoTerry

    OhNoTerry Light Load Member

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    Starting a new venture into bulk propane hauling. Any tips and tricks you've learned along the way from hauling, loading and unloading this type of commodity?
     
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  3. lester

    lester Midwest's #1 Feed Hauler

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    there is no such thing as an empty line.. at least with anhydrous.
     
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  4. lual

    lual Road Train Member

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  5. haz-matguru

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    Be patient, your day can change because of a refinery issue, trailer loading issue. And other things that can come out out the blue.

    Also close the vapor line on the last 5% of loading. That way your trailer will have higher pressure than where your delivering.
     
  6. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

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    Yep stay away for any naked flames or other ignition sources and you'll do great mate.
     
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  7. Cat sdp

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    Freeze burns suck……..
     
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    There was a time when drivers of certain commodities, particularly hazardous ones, got a premium for doing those jobs. Today, I don't think it pays anymore than diapers in a van trailer. With all the dangers on the road today, you might be better with the diapers. In my millions of miles in a truck,, I hauled ONE load of gasoline. The company also did LP and Anhydrous( nastiest stuff) It clearly wasn't for me. Considering how much propane travels our roads, especially now, I think crashes are very rare, and you'll do fine.
     
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    Also we used to sit in the tractor while pumping the load off . So you could shut the truck off in the event of a leak . Now most companies , receivers make you stand out by the manifold of the trailer while the truck is pumping away. So you can close the internal valve I guess.

    sorry but that’s desk jockey thinking and is wrong.At least if your using a truck to pump off.
     
  10. RockinChair

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    It's so that you can activate the emergency shutoff on the trailer, which closes all of the internals and simultaneously stops the flow of liquid and vapor.
     
  11. Cat sdp

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    And the trucks still running at high idle and if the propane gets in the air cleaner is all over…….

    If you using the truck to unload a trailer you belong in the cab……
     
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