Heavy Duty Trucking

NOV 2014

The Fleet Business Authority

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102 HDT • NOVEMBER 2014 www.truckinginfo.com Some of our big member-carriers have tools that they use already. Then we'll engage our partners, like the chemical manufacturers. It's a rather technical thing when you get a bunch of metal- lurgists around a table, and chemists. We're trying to gauge the corrosivity of the chemicals we haul. A lot of them are in the public domain. Where we don't know we can have our partners at Battelle test them." "It's to put information at the fingertips of the carriers so they can decide whether to take the load," says Doug Pape, the project manager and a senior research engineer at Battelle. "They want to know what the load will do to the tank," he explains. "There are things that one load will destroy the tank, and there goes $100,000. There are other things that leaving the tank unwashed for a day or so, it can start doing damage engineer at Battelle who is doing the compilation and necessary testing. Examples are concentrations of hydro- chloric acid, which become more ag- gressive as they are diluted or mixed, to the tank." The database now includes 400 chemicals with variations , and the total number of listings is now over 5,000, says Barry Hindin, a corrosion Trailers PC 108851 Visit JJKeller.com/108851 Call 800-327-6868 J. J. Keller's two NEW programs will help you satisfy DOT's driver education (49 CFR 382.601) and supervisor training (49 CFR 382.603) requirements. And now you can get them both for one low price ! Help meet DOT's alcohol and drug testing requirements Give your supervisors REQUIRED training and your drivers REQUIRED information AD-38337 TM Get BOTH DVD-based programs for JUST $529 — SAVE $261 ORDER TODAY! AD-38335 Online Pay Per View Choose alternate formats for the delivery method that works best for you. To preview the videos online, visit JJKeller.com/108851 Circle 163 on Reader Action Card Samples cut from a tank truck wall showing severe pitting attack of aluminum after it was exposed to a corrosive solution for a couple of days.

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