How many litres does a fuel tanker load?petrol tanker trailer Material, Size, Capacity, Drawing

Fuel tanker is a means of transportation specially used for loading and transporting liquid fuels. They can transport pure water, milk, gasoline, diesel, kerosene, palm oil, edible oil and other liquid goods. In the rapidly developing modern economy and society, fuel tanker account for 60% of the logistics and transportation industry, and continue to maintain a growth trend. At present, fuel tankers still have a good prospect and attract more and more people to join this industry. So here comes our question, how much do you know about fuel tankers?

How many litres does a fuel tanker load?

YUHANG brand fuel tanker trailer have been exported to more than 60 countries in the world, and the growth rate has been steadily maintained at 15% every year. Our tanker trailers can be designed with different loading capacities: 30 cubic meters, 35 cubic meters, 40 cubic meters, 45 cubic meters, 50 cubic meters, etc. The loaded liquid cargo is 40,000 liters, 45,000 liters, 54,000 liters, 60,000 liters, and the maximum can reach 75,000 liters. The vast majority of customers will choose 35,000 liters to 60,000 liters of tanker trailers for sale. The main determinants of how much liquid fuel can be loaded on a petrol tanker trailer are: structural design, tank material, tank pressure strength, welding technology, safety equipment, load-bearing performance of the vehicle chassis, etc. It is also important to note that the interior of each fuel tanker trailer will have several compartments and baffles to ensure the safe and efficient transportation of liquid fuels.


For tanker trailers, if the tank has a large loading capacity and there is no compartment, the liquid will flow to the rear of the tank, which will greatly reduce the axle load of the tractor drive shaft and weaken the passing performance of the semi trailer. Compartments are solid partitions used to create separate, smaller storage spaces inside tanker trailers. Furthermore, compartments facilitate the simultaneous storage and loading of several different liquid cargoes on one tanker trailer.


Like compartments, baffles are perforated angled dividers that slow the fore-and-aft flow of liquid cargo inside a fuel tanker trailer. The baffle spreads energy evenly throughout the entire semi trailer, making the vehicle easier and safer to maneuver.

Therefore, our tanker trailers do not have a uniform standard loading volume, which should be tailored according to the nature of the customer’s liquid cargo and the actual transportation needs. Welcome to you contact us at any time. The experienced technical engineers of the YUHANG factory will provide you with comprehensive and detailed technical design solutions, and 100% guarantee the maximum efficiency of your transportation.

How many litres does a fuel tanker load?petrol tanker trailer Material, Size, Capacity, Drawing-YUHANG VEHICLE
YUHANG 3 axle fuel tanker trailer

Material Structure

According to different liquid media and use environment, there are many types of tank materials for tanker trailers. Tanks are generally very airtight containers, and liquid goods are less affected by the outside world during transportation, and are less likely to be polluted, leaked or deteriorated. The tanker trailer has a high degree of mechanization, does not require too much manual participation, and reduces manpower consumption. The use of petrol tanker trailer to transport liquid goods does not require additional secondary packaging, which can save packaging materials and costs, and reduce transportation costs. Especially when transporting some flammable, explosive, toxic or highly corrosive liquids, the choice of tank material is particularly important, which will greatly reduce the occurrence of accidents and improve the safety of transportation, loading and unloading. So, how should we correctly and appropriately choose the material structure of the tanker trailer?

1. Carbon steel

Oil tanker trailers are special vehicles for transporting gasoline, diesel, kerosene, lubricating oil and other liquid fuels. Especially when transporting gasoline, the tanks made of carbon steel are easy to rust. At this time, anti-corrosion treatment is required, otherwise it will pollute the quality of fuel. The carbon steel material has low manufacturing cost, stronger structure, and is easy to weld, but the heavy weight of the tank itself will result in a small loading mass, which makes the operating cost of the tanker trailer higher. At the same time, the conductivity of carbon steel is poor. In order to prevent the inside of the tank from rusting and contaminating the liquid fuel, it is necessary to spray a conductive anti-corrosion and oil-resistant primer or spray aluminum or zinc.

2. Stainless steel

The most common tank body in the market is stainless steel, because stainless steel has many advantages of carbon steel and aluminum alloy, which has attracted widespread attention from customers. The stainless steel tank has high strength, light weight, good corrosion resistance, no pollution, and is suitable for various liquid media. A European-style reinforcing ring structure can be installed on the outside to increase the rigidity of the tank body and prevent the tank body from being collapsed. It can effectively avoid damage to the tank body caused by scratches, rollovers, and collisions, and has a high safety factor. At the same time, a high-quality glass fiber cotton board insulation material with a thickness of 60mm and a heating tank can be installed outside the tank to meet the special transportation requirements of customers for more liquid cargo. However, the price of stainless steel is relatively high, and the tank has certain economic value when it is scrapped.

3. Aluminum alloy

The low density of aluminum alloy and its light weight can increase the overall payload of the tanker trailer. The aluminum alloy has stable chemical properties and good corrosion resistance, which greatly reduces the maintenance cost of the tank. From the appearance point of view, the aluminum alloy oil tanker trailer is more beautiful, and it does not need to be painted, so it is easy to clean. The safe service life of the aluminum alloy oil tanker trailer can reach more than 15 years, and even the tank body has a high recycling value after it is scrapped. At the same time, the center of gravity of the aluminum alloy oil tanker trailer is relatively low, which makes the vehicle have better operability and can ensure that the entire transportation process is more efficient and convenient. Aluminum alloy is a non-combustible material, which is not easy to generate sparks, has lower static electricity accumulation, and has higher safety performance.

Tanker trailers are not only easy to operate and efficient in transportation, but also capable of loading more liquid fuels is the future development trend. Choosing a tanker trailer with light weight not only responds to the call for environmental protection, but also has great advantages for customers themselves. Under the same circumstances, aluminum alloy petrol tanker trailer can carry more liquid cargo, create more profit value for customers, and have more advantages in anti-corrosion and rust prevention, and are more durable. If you are thinking about how many fuel to transport, then this will be your best bet. It will greatly reduce the cost efficiency of your operation.

How many litres does a fuel tanker load?petrol tanker trailer Material, Size, Capacity, Drawing-YUHANG VEHICLE
Stainless steel VS aluminum alloy petrol tanker trailer

Basic size

Generally, tanker trailers can have different shapes, such as: square, oval and round. The shape of the oil tanker trailer determines its stability and balance during operation. Different shapes have different upper load limits. This can be freely selected according to the characteristics and preferences of the customer’s transported liquid, and there is no mandatory regulation. Of course, the ellipse is the most used shape, because it has the lowest center of gravity, can load more liquid cargo, and has the highest space utilization rate, so there is no need to worry about vehicle rollover and safety accidents. For example: the overall dimensions of a 45,000 liter aluminum alloy oil tanker trailer are: 11400*2500*3750mm, this is a reference value for you to choose, and the specific technical data needs to be designed and customized according to the actual situation. Of course, a qualified fuel tanker trailer supplier will provide you with a full range of transportation solutions, which will allow you to learn more about the details of the tanker trailer.

Loading capacity

The loading capacity of the petrol tanker trailer is mainly limited by the pressure of the tank body and the chassis of the vehicle. Generally speaking, the loading capacity of the tanker trailer is in the range of 35,000 liters to 60,000 liters, and most customers will choose to use 40,000 liters or 45,000 liters of tanker trailes.

The pressure of the tank mainly depends on the material and thickness of the tank. The thickness of the tank body is generally 6mm, and it is formed by one-time rolling with a large plate rolling machine. The cutting surface of the tank body is welded on both sides by automatic submerged arc welding technology. The welding strength is high, which can ensure the compressive load-bearing performance of the tank body. The tank head is spun by special equipment, which can withstand greater impact and greatly improves the strength and service life of the tank. The interior of the tank adopts multiple baffle structures, and the high-pressure gas leak test ensures the sealing performance of the tank and makes the vehicle run more stable and reliable.

The main beam of the vehicle chassis is cut and welded from well-known high-strength steel plates as a whole, and the accessories are BPW/FUWA axle, high-strength mechanical spring suspension system, aluminum alloy wheels, JOST landing gear, WABCO braking system, wear-resistant rubber steel wire tires etc. This will ensure that the vehicle can adapt to more complex and rough road conditions, drive more smoothly, and most importantly, further ensure the safety of the tanker.

Technical drawing

How many liquid fuel do you want to load on a tanker trailer? We have professional technical engineers to provide you with a detailed plan, which includes the loading volume, material, pressure, service life and operation method of the petrol tanker trailer. YUHANG factory has sold a large number of tanker trailers to more than 60 countries in Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and South America, which allows us to accumulate valuable export experience and technical data. After getting your inquiry information, we will provide detailed technical design or customized drawings to help you better understand and use the fuel tanker trailer, and the most important thing is to ensure the absolute safety of the entire transportation process of the fuel tanker.

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How many litres does a fuel tanker load?petrol tanker trailer Material, Size, Capacity, Drawing-YUHANG VEHICLE

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