Overfilled a tanker

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by tmb0507, Nov 15, 2020.

  1. tmb0507

    tmb0507 Medium Load Member

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    Honestly I've been leaning this way just being upfront when I go in to do my paperwork just putting it upfront cause I feel like better of coming from me than someone else
     
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  3. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    That's a good plan. You know already that driving local tanker is like living in a small town...pretty soon everybody knows everybody.
     
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  4. andhe78

    andhe78 Bobtail Member

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    If you overflowed a 3k compartment with 2940 gallons, how do you figure that wasn’t a retain? Considering you should have had 60 gallons of outage, you probably had over 100 gallons left in the compartment. Can’t trust only your scully to verify retains.

    At 2940 for a 3k compartment, the system had probably already passed the first trip and was slowing loading-probably why he was able to stop it with minimum spillage.
     
  5. Phantom Trucker

    Phantom Trucker Light Load Member

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    Is it not part of your loading procedure to pail check the compartment?

    When I hauled fuel, prior to loading we had to take a pail and drain the retain into it before hooking up the loading arm. This insured the compartment was empty before loading.
     
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  6. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

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    Sounds like someone is short some fuel? Should have flushed those compartments?
    That probe should have shut off the system. That trailer should be locked out of that rack.
     
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  7. tmb0507

    tmb0507 Medium Load Member

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    It was determined there was an issue with something at the rack and the scully system on the trailer..found out this morning
     
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    GasHauler Master FMCSA Interpreter

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    I'm sorry but that is just not correct. You hit that sensor going full blast and you're going to have gas shoot out the top. I've done it a few times in the past 25 years.
     
  9. REO6205

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    Thanks for letting us know.
     
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  10. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    Ain't that the truth!
     
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  11. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    Maybe things have changed from when I pulled tanker. But I used to haul gas for Amoco years ago and I hit the sensor many a times and never spilled a drop.
     
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