School me on Fluid Hauling

Discussion in 'Canadian Truckers Forum' started by speers, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. cariboo_kid

    cariboo_kid Medium Load Member

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    These are the pumps to use for sure. T&E is rock solid capable of water or oil, and the Berkley is amazingly fast with water. Running them off a hydraulic system is ideal but too expensive for a new o/o.
     
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  3. Oldpete2112

    Oldpete2112 Bobtail Member

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    Good advice right there, may well want to take advantage of the knowledge.

    Tanking is great, pump it on, and it is ready strapped down and tarped! Watch out for freezing things up, keep ALL your fitting super clean and you will not have any problems with it. Most problems people have that I have seen are self induced. Drain pumps, hoses, valves or flush with diesel or what ever your company uses to prevent problems. Keeping fittings clean is important as heavy crude is like cement when cold, so if your fittings are dirty it will be a bugger to take them apart when you need to, or put them together.

    I have done flat bed, oversize, and some winch. By far tanker is more enjoyable for just doing easy work, no where near as challenging as the others, but seems to pay very well.

    Good luck.
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  4. 2wagondragon

    2wagondragon Bobtail Member

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    From my experience, I would stick with shaft drive wherever practical. True, hydraulic opens up pump mounting options not possible with shaft drive, and you can run more than one pump off one PTO, but if you're pumping heavy stuff, you need a cooler on a hydraulic system, more complexity and expense.
    I've run them without coolers, and spent hours pumping off loads that should transfer in one third the time, running it slow and shoveling snow on the valves and motors to keep them from burning up.
    And in the summer, well, it's even worse.
     
  5. I-80Trucker

    I-80Trucker Light Load Member

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    Question ,,,,, i do not know if this is the right place to ask this but you all seam to be in the know about tankers ,, my Question is ... say a vacuum truck driver takes a 70 bbl Vacuum truck to a work site ,, like o i dunno a huge Crude oil tank Storage area and he uses the vacuum truck to transfer crude from one tank to another all on the same work site ,, after he is done with the job he is asked to drive this Vacuum truck back to his yard about o say 250 miles away ,, so the Driver unloads the Vacuum truck the best he can and Clears all the Hoses the best he can but there is still some residual left in the tank and the hoses ,, and the work site has no place to wash out his truck or hoses so his boss tells him to take plastic bags and duct tape them onto the ends of the hoses so they do not leak on the truck in transit ,, Question is can the Driver, drive this tank truck on the Freeways with Crude residual in it with no placards or manifest ? .
    any thoughts are welcome ,,,,
     
  6. bobbyt

    bobbyt Medium Load Member

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    NO. You must be placarded and must have a bill made up that says "last contained".
     
  7. Pinner

    Pinner Medium Load Member

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    Use the same placards and manifest used to get the fluid there in the first place
     
  8. I-80Trucker

    I-80Trucker Light Load Member

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  9. I-80Trucker

    I-80Trucker Light Load Member

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    Pinner ,, the Truck was not loaded in this Scenario , the Truck was empty until it got to the work site , then the Truck was used to transfer Crude from one tank to another tank all on the same work site ,, there was never any Transit on roadways .
     
  10. Pinner

    Pinner Medium Load Member

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    So somebody took the placards off the truck and removed the copy of the manifest that is required to stay with the unit... very odd.
     
  11. dustinbrock

    dustinbrock Road Train Member

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    If you were transferring fluid you would have filled out paperwork to bill out your time (unless you like working for free) and on that ticket should legally be a spot to list what you are hauling and what you hauled last (residue last contained)

    You keep a copy of that ticket with the truck, by law a tdg copy must be left with the tank at all times, if you park the unit a tdg copy must be left with the trailer or on the dash of the truck if still attached to the tank. (Your ticket book should include carbon copies, one being tdg copy)

    Placards must be on at all times when you have fluid or fluid residue. Spraying the inside with a garden hose isn't considered cleaning it, it must be pressure cleaned real good in order to remove placards.

    Get caught with these things wrong and say goodbye to your months pay.
     
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