Tanker trucks provide a valuable service of transporting liquids around the country, but this doesn’t come without specific risks. These tanker trucks have a greater chance of rolling over than other semitrucks because of the liquids contained in them.
Even though it may not seem like it would matter, the amount of liquid in the truck plays a critical role in safety. Tankers that are full have a reduced likelihood of being involved in a rollover. This is because the liquids in partially filled tankers slosh around more than they would in one that was full.
Truckers who are hauling tankers should understand some of the dynamics that come with this type of load. One of these is that they have to take into consideration how the truck’s motions will impact the liquids. These tankers usually have compartments to reduce the sloshing, but sudden motion can cause dramatic shifts.
They must be very careful when they stop and turn. This means that they have watch what’s going on around them so they don’t have to make any sudden movements. They also need to maintain a constant and safe speed at all times.
One hazard that comes with these tankers is that they can roll over onto other vehicles. This can lead to significant injuries or death. Victims of these incidents or surviving family members may opt to pursue a claim for compensation to help cover financial impacts that they have because of the crash, like lost wages and medical bills, as well as damages. An experienced attorney can help you.