The Fuel Hauler Thread

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by Cali kid, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. Surftaco

    Surftaco Bobtail Member

    12
    4
    Nov 20, 2017
    0
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

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

  3. chmpbt

    chmpbt Bobtail Member

    31
    13
    Sep 12, 2017
    0
    This thread seems pretty dead, but I guess I’ll give it a try anyway.
    How often do you guys stick your tanks? I was told by my boss to always stick my tanks... but my trainer almost never did.
    He just went off the veeder-root.
    I’m taking a lot of time during my drop sticking and checking my charts and doing the math... id like to be quicker, but id also like to error on the safe side, by always sticking.
    Just curious what the general fuel-hauler population does regarding this.
    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2017
  4. Dick Danger

    Dick Danger Medium Load Member

    546
    763
    Dec 19, 2014
    Seattle
    0
    If I can, I stick before I drop and that's it, I don't bother with charts.
     
  5. chmpbt

    chmpbt Bobtail Member

    31
    13
    Sep 12, 2017
    0
    How do you convert inches to gallons if you don’t use a chart?
     
  6. Dick Danger

    Dick Danger Medium Load Member

    546
    763
    Dec 19, 2014
    Seattle
    0
    You'll memorize the charts eventually.
     
  7. GasHauler

    GasHauler Master FMCSA Interpreter

    6,256
    4,310
    Oct 23, 2005
    Vegas/Jersey
    0
    I used to stick the tanks before each drop. Then the powers to be wanted us to stick before and after. I never did the after. Gallons to inch. I wouldn't know since we never used that.
     
  8. ErieMcDreary

    ErieMcDreary Medium Load Member

    416
    301
    Dec 4, 2016
    Erie PA
    0
    We are required to stick before and after, and write readings on the BOL. We only use VeederRoot at TA truckstops. Sometimes the stores I deliver to are closed, no VeederRoot then.
     
    chmpbt Thanks this.
  9. ErieMcDreary

    ErieMcDreary Medium Load Member

    416
    301
    Dec 4, 2016
    Erie PA
    0
    Just got a "welcome to the company" gift from KAG.
     

    Attached Files:

  10. Cali kid

    Cali kid Road Train Member

    1,294
    1,318
    Feb 15, 2011
    Orange County, CA
    0
    The fuel hauler thread never dies! When I hauled fuel we always stuck the tanks before and after with water sensing paste. Why? Because the stick don't lie, and you would compare to veeder root and chart. After awhile you would know which tanks should be at for set amount of gallons.
     
    chmpbt Thanks this.
  11. Rugerfan

    Rugerfan Road Train Member

    6,057
    27,914
    May 3, 2011
    Redding,CA
    0
    I never trust veeder roots. I might get one and then compare to my stick reading, but always stick the tank. It takes longer to go in and get one if their open than it does to stick it
     
    Cali kid Thanks 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