Overfilled a tanker

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

  1. scott180

    scott180 Medium Load Member

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    Dang, hitting a Scully was a permanent lockout at some of the places I loaded. Be grateful that it's only temporary where your at. A system failure isn't your fault but retain is your responsibility. If the last driver didn't completely empty a compartment it's on you to know, fair or not.
     
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  3. Lazer

    Lazer Medium Load Member

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    That’s why if there is any doubt, go up top and open each hatch and look. At one employer, it was policy to visual check each comp. at the start of your shift.
     
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  4. tmb0507

    tmb0507 Medium Load Member

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    Well now where I'm at the main rack we use you they don't actually let you bucket drain they don't have a place to don't so now I'm extra paranoid when loading for obvious reasons lol
     
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  5. St1714

    St1714 Bobtail Member

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    A dome out! Happens to everyone at some point…stay focused
     
  6. Lazer

    Lazer Medium Load Member

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    On a 3000 gal compartment, it should have been set to stop at 2700 gal. That’s 90% of capacity. At some racks, you are not allowed to do the bucket drain.
     
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  7. TNSquire

    TNSquire Light Load Member

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    Generally, I hold each compartment short 50 or 100 gallons, depending on size...
    Probing out is something that happens to all drivers...I did it myself.... once.
    Lesson?
    Bucket drain as often as possible.
    Be aware of trailer angles.
    Check sight glass before shooting the compartment.
    Own your situation honestly.
    If you screw up, own it to your chain of command before they find out through other channels that may not be as honest.
    Some folks will paint you as the burning child of Satan that crucified infants to satisfy their own twisted self.
    Cover your hiney and do what's right.
     
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  8. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

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    I used to like taking trainees to the Shell Lube rack after instructing them how to inspect a clean chemical tanker and close up the valves. Couple times a year we would pull up and see 1/2 blocked off whild some diver that didn't check his valves were closed was using the huge Squeege to push the spilled oil into the drain....

    A closed system is easier to unknowingly trap a retain. Experience will tell you when/how to check. The station I pumped at as a teen was on a sloped corner and the truck had only one way to come in and we still insisted on a metered delivery to insure we didn't get nailed for a large heel. That also limited the number of drivers we saw as not all were equipped with a meter...
     
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