A fiery crash involving a tanker truck ended up closing down Interstate 40 in New Mexico during November. The crash didn’t take anyone’s life, but it did end up causing damage to the freeway that needed to be repaired. In Texas, it’s not uncommon to see tanker trucks plying the freeways on their way back and forth across the country. Like any other 18 wheeler, there are some real hazards associated with getting too close to these vehicles. With tanker trucks, however, there are other hazards that one has to keep in mind.
When you look at the back of a tanker truck, you’ll see a numerical code and usually some other warnings that inform people as to what is in that tank. The numerical code gives information on whether or not something is radioactive, flammable, corrosive and so forth. Most of the time, there are also stickers that anybody, even if they don’t know what the numerical codes mean, can read. Read More