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Tremcar produces first propane delivery truck

Oct. 12, 2022
Tank trailer manufacturer reports three units now are in service, and its expects to build 12 more for the Canadian market next year

Tremcar recently manufactured its first bobtail propane tank, and assembled and delivered its first propane delivery truck.

The tank trailer manufacturer said three units now are in service, and it expects to produce 12 more propane delivery trucks for the Canadian market next year. Tremcar also is expanding its Ontario facility to optimize production of the propane tanks and provide additional space for its tank service department.

“Our objective is to meet the demand of our current customers, who are requesting these types of units in Canada and in Latin America,” said Daniel Tremblay, president of Tremcar.

Tremcar’s Ontario location has tested and calibrated propane tanks since the service facility opened in 2013, the company said. Tremcar West in Edmonton followed suit in 2018 after receiving its Transport Canada registration to service the units. “The next step was to get into the manufacturing business,” said Derrick Brommersma, general manager for Tremcar in London, Ontario. “Greater demand from our customers in the energy industry generated the need to build and assemble bobtail tanks.”

Standard bobtail propane tanks are assembled on Western Star chassis, Tremcar said.

The TC-331 non-quenched and tempered (NQT) steel vessel has a capacity of 3,499 U.S. water gallons (USWG), with loading installation on the driver’s side. Delivery is done through the rear stainless-steel cabinet. Fenders are stainless steel and Grote supplied the LED lighting system. A 36-inch toolbox is located on the curbside, along with a 3-inch Blackmer pump and 2-inch Liquid Controls meter with an LCR-II register.

The unit also features a 150-foot hose with a 1-inch nozzle on a Hannay electric hose reel with Guidemaster, Marshall Excelsior ISCs, vents and gauges, and a Base Engineering five-function remote shutdown system.