With this in mind, drivers must be aware of the safety precautions required for the specific loads they are transporting, considering how the fluid moves in transportation. The effects of sloshing induced by vehicle motion can be severe, and it’s all due to changes in direction and speed. Sloshing generates dynamic forces that influence the behaviour of the vehicle and can alter its stability, and as a result, it’s safety. Tankers are specialised and very much in demand because they can transport a wide variety of liquid goods including liquid sugar, molasses, milk, wine, juices, water, diesel, industrial chemicals, cement powder, flour and maize.
From safely transporting petroleum to water, gases or even wastages, tanker trucks are easy to loading and unloading with a hose whilst most new models now feature bottom loading. This is a method of filling tank trucks by pumping liquid products into cylindrical cargo tanks through a system of valves and fittings mounted beneath the truck. The traditional method of ‘top-loading’ involves opening manhole covers on the top of the tank truck.