Placarded Tanker Used Empty Lane at Weigh Station

Discussion in 'Hazmat Trucking Forum' started by scottied67, Nov 15, 2020.

  1. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

    10,715
    12,248
    Mar 14, 2010
    california norte
    0
    I agree, that is what confuses me about a placarded vehicle going through the empty lane at weigh stations.
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

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

  3. Boom Tube

    Boom Tube Light Load Member

    122
    14,308
    Sep 24, 2019
    0
    If you drink a bottle of water, it is empty. But does it not have a few drops left in it? The inside of the tank is empty, but it's not white glove test clean.
     
    Ke6gwf, PiscesLuv, Bean Jr. and 4 others Thank this.
  4. Snailexpress

    Snailexpress Road Train Member

    2,504
    5,747
    Apr 28, 2014
    Rocky
    0
  5. flood

    flood Road Train Member

    3,678
    2,987
    Dec 25, 2010
    0
    ok think of it this way.

    You take a 5 gl gas can fill it with gas.
    Now take it and pour all of it into the gas tank on your car..... ALL OF IT...!!

    The gas can is empty right....??

    Now would you hold a LIT MATCH over the spout......??
     
    Snow Hater, Ke6gwf, PiscesLuv and 6 others Thank this.
  6. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

    16,818
    48,712
    Apr 8, 2012
    Orion's Belt
    0
    yes but he owned the toy truck so no bol needed.....?
     
  7. cjb logistics

    cjb logistics Heavy Load Member

    766
    640
    Aug 13, 2016
    Liberal Ks
    0
    Do that and put in the sun sealed tight for a few hours, then shoot it with a 22 tracer round. Makes a pretty boom.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 24, 2020
    Reason for edit: fixed quote
    Ke6gwf Thanks this.
  8. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    8,364
    31,512
    Jan 13, 2013
    SW Arkansas
    0
    A tanker is empty when it no longer contains any product. But there still will be residue left by the product that can be toxic to breathe and/or flammable. That is why the placards are not removed until the trailer gets a washout. The tanker driver should be in possession of the last BOL for a unclean trailer showing the "Last Contained" product, or a washout slip for a clean trailer.
    I asked a DOT cop at a California scale how they knew if the box and tanker trailers in the empty line were really empty. He said he could tell by the way they looked and bounced when the rig went over the speedbump in front of the scalehouse. Of course he could have been full of it. Lol
     
  9. kelgar50

    kelgar50 Medium Load Member

    334
    215
    Feb 1, 2007
    Bakersfield,CA
    0
    I have been in the haz tanker sector for 20 yrs there is no fine for a driver removing placards on a empty and cleaned tanker.
     
    Bean Jr., Rugerfan, kylefitzy and 5 others Thank this.
  10. Crude Truckin'

    Crude Truckin' Alien Spacecraft

    1,710
    4,163
    Oct 22, 2016
    North Dakota, Eh?
    0
  11. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

    6,782
    40,404
    Mar 19, 2014
    Newport, Ar
    0
    Add more work to yourself, next you’ll be dragging hoses and hooking and unhooking and loading yourself and wait... you already do that.
     
    Ke6gwf and Bean Jr. Thank 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