UNDERSTANDING SPECIFICATION PLATES ON CARGO TANK TRUCKS

01/01/2003
BY STEVEN MILLSSpecification plates found on cargo tank trucks provide emergency personnel with a variety of information at a hazardous materials incident involving these tanks. The information stamped on the specification plate identifies the type of cargo tank truck and its characteristics. 1. Photos by author.Click here to enlarge imagenullThe specification plate's primary purpose is to identify the suitability of the tanks for various chemicals that may be hauled and provide necessary repair information. The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) states that it is the manufacturer's responsibility to certify that each tank has been designed, constructed, and tested in accordance w...

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