Tank trailer trucks can be seen everywhere from the gas station to driving alongside you on the highway. A tank trailer is a heavy-duty truck with the critical job of transporting water, food, chemicals, and dry material.
Tank trailer trucks can be categorized into four groups based on what they are designed to carry:
- Food grade: carries typical food and liquids used for consumer goods
- Fuel/Petroleum: typically seen at gas stations, these trailers carry oil, gasoline, propane, and fuel.
- Chemical: transporting chemicals for industrial use. Usually equipped with hazmat warning
- Dry material: carries dry material in bulk, including sand, gravel, fertilizer, and much more