Tank vehicles have special items that you need to check. Tank vehicles come in many types and sizes. You need to check the vehicle’s operator manual to make sure you know how to inspect your tank vehicle.
On all tank vehicles, the most important item to check for is leaks. Check under and around the vehicle for signs of any leaking. Don’t carry liquids or gases in a leaking tank. To do so is a crime. You will be cited and prevented from driving further. You may also be liable for the clean up of any spill. In general, check the following:
Check Special Purpose Equipment
If your vehicle has any of the following equipment, make sure it works:
Never drive a tank vehicle with open valves or manhole covers.
Check the emergency equipment required for your vehicle. Find out what equipment you’re required to carry and make sure you have it (and it works).
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