FAQs

Quick answers to some of the most common trucking and hauling-related issues

If there’s a problem related to your tank, your truck, or any of the components, we can help get to the root of the issue so you can get back on your mission.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am hauling cement and powder. Will I unload faster with a bigger blower?

This is one of the most common issues that drivers and owners have to understand. Often, a smaller blower moves powder faster than a bigger blower. Too much air can be pushed into a pneumatic tank discharge line, which may cause less product to fall from the product valve. In a situation like this, a larger blower either has to run at a slower speed, which can build up excessive heat and create premature blower failure, or the tank has to be vented through a blowdown valve, which can cause excessive noise at plants. Our experts can help you weigh these issues to determine opportunities that help save weight, money, and time. We choose the smaller blowers that match better with your current products!

I am replacing my blower truck. Should I replace my blower?

The short answer is no! Gardner Denver blowers are of such quality that they often outlast multiple trucks if they are properly maintained. Many times, we can perform and “inspect and test” on blowers that are going to be mounted back on a new truck. From there, we change the oil, inspect the bearings for wear and tear, and replace the seals as needed. Finally, we test the blower to make sure it produces a steady airflow. Most of the time, we’re able to complete these repairs without a complete teardown; however, if deconstruction is necessary, we help determine the best time for the rebuild. We tackle the issue as quickly as possible to help prevent costly breakdowns from occurring later.

Will my PTO work on a new truck?

Maybe, but it depends on the condition of your system. Transmissions and PTO ratios vary widely, so you must treat your PTO carefully to ensure it turns at the same speed and matches the power requirements demanded by each blower.

If my PTO is turning at the right speed, will it work?

It’s difficult to say. Just because the PTO is turning at the right speed doesn’t necessarily mean it has the right amount of horsepower. To be safe, we need to check the HP requirements and make sure it handles the loads put on by the blower and its PTO shaft. Startup torque can be a consideration when turning very high RPMs on straight lobe blowers such as Drum 807s. The last thing any operator needs is a PTO failure that can lead to transmission repair.

What cargo tank HAZMAT testing do I need?

Our service department currently has over 100 years of collective experience with tank testing and repairs. We send our managers and RIs (Registered Inspectors) to cargo tank workshops taught by U.S. Department of Transportation inspectors at every opportunity. We will help you determine which tests are needed for your tank spec based on the type of product you are hauling.

Can I schedule my HAZMAT tests?

Absolutely! We typically schedule annual assessments for customers to plan their day around. Our goal is to get you back on the road as quickly as possible, so don’t expect us to leave you waiting weeks to pick up your truck. Unlike other trucking companies, White Tank only needs a couple of hours to complete a HAZMAT test. We offer a comfortable waiting area for customers while the assessment is taking place.

My 306/406 tank needs an annual inspection. What product should I haul last?

For petroleum tanks, diesel, jet fuel, or any other type of distillate that doesn’t build vapor, pressure is preferred. We found that gasoline vapor inside a tank can build vapor pressure and distort a leakage test when pulling a vacuum on the tank. Diesel can save time and money because we don’t have to blow down the tank to perform the correct test.

White Tank Is Here to Help

At White Tank, our experts work around the clock to keep your truck driving experience safe and efficient. We know what it takes to make hauling easy and we take a hands-on approach at treating your tank and truck body. Whether you’re on a long-distance journey or hauling across the state, you can count on us to make sure your tank is properly equipped for the mission.

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If you still have questions or concerns, contact us to schedule a free consultation!

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