Tank Truck News Briefs: Rollover video, India fuel hauler strike averted, and refueling Air Force One in Vietnam

June 1, 2016

Here is a roundup of some of the more interesting tank truck news reports and announcements for June 1.

1. Recently, global safety leader IMMI went to great lengths to demonstrate how well RollTek, its advanced side roll airbag protection system works to protect truck drivers. On a World War II airstrip in Converse IN, IMMI overturned a full-sized tractor-trailer by remote control. Check out this video of the dramatic rollover event that was conducted by CAPE, the Center for Advanced Product Evaluation.

2. The Telangana State Petroleum Tank Trucks Owners Association in India called off a strike in late May after the state government has agreed to waive 14.5% value added tax on transport, according to The Siasat Daily newspaper. A strike would have brought distribution of gasoline, diesel, and LPG cylinder supply to a halt in the city and elsewhere in the state.

3. Refueler tank trucks pumped a total of 35 metric tons of jet fuel into President Obama’s Air Force One to prepare for his trip to Japan after he wrapped up his Vietnam visit in Ho Chi Minh City on May 24, according to Tuoi Tre News. In order for the aviation fuel Jet A1 to be sufficient for the gas tank of the aircraft, the fueling process had to undergo a several-month long series of careful preparation, selection, inspection, and supervision from the lab to the storage facility, and then to the airplane.