Tremcar’s innovative side man-hole milk tank trailer will begin a US tour in mid-January 2018 in New York State. It should leave for the southern states mid-February.
Safety issues around milk tanks have always been a subject of conversation for many fleet owners, milk processing plant officials and farmers, according to Tremcar officials. Tremcar addressed safety by developing a milk tank with a side man hole providing the highest safety for drivers and operators.
This upcoming year the special milk tank-trailer will be traveling across the USA for haulers and milk plant officials to try out. Fleet owners will be able to lease for free the tank–trailer from one week up to one month and work with the unit between farms and milk processing plants.
For the past three years, a little over 20 of these tank trailers travel the roads daily the New England region and parts of New York State. The Tremcar side man-hole milk tanker was built to answer Agri-mark’s security issues for its haulers and operators.
State agricultural regulatory agents from several states have inspected the unit last year to assure it complied with all sanitary regulations. Demonstrating leadership and vision, The New York’s Department of Agriculture and Markets issued a letter recognizing that the Tremcar milk tanker met all proper sanitary obligations.
“With this type of milk tank, we have had no cleaning issues,” says Robert Gilchrist, Agri-Mark Co-op (newly retired). “It is simple to inspect; all we have to do is look through the side man hole with a flashlight and we can see every corner and any possible shadowing. Inspection takes less than three minutes and we are ready to send it off to its’ next load.”
The highest quality milk is thus assured with a 99.9% risk free of refusal at the processing plant.
Those who have worked with the trailer are unanimous in their view that this tank is the safest to work with in the industry, according to Tremcar. “Imagine not having to climb up on a milk tanker,” Tremcar says. “Imagine building or renovating milk receiving facilities without investing in cat walks and harnesses. This tank will help milk haulers and milk processing plants comply with OSHA safety regulations.”
Milk haulers interested in test operating this tank for free should contact Pete Turkalj at (330) 289-5503 or by e-mail at [email protected].