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Attracting New Drivers to the Transport Industry

East Bound and Down…

With spring almost over and fleets entering the summer months we can expect carriers to be busy. I have had conversations with various carriers and when I ask if there is a need for more tankers the answer is always “Yes and send me a driver for each one too!”. Its no secret that tank trailer sales have been affected by the driver shortage as well, companies have the business to grow and remain profitable but stagnant regarding growth due to the driver shortage.

There have been many discussions and ideas shared on how to attract new driving talent to the industry and many efforts have been made. It would be tougher yet in the tank industry due to the complexities of hauling a “live load” which involves slightly more training. Most if not all companies in the tank trailer industry require minimum years of truck driving experience to be able to drive tank due to the products being hauled which are dangerous, flammable and requiring extreme care. I think the time has come for people to understand just how much we (the non-truck driving population) rely on the experience, knowledge, skills and professionalism that today’s drivers exude.

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Delivery dates for highway tanker trailers….Hurry up and wait!

A look down the line at Tremcar

The North-American economy has been running at full speed recently and this has led to an increased demand for carriers to transport manufactured products of all kinds. The road freight transportation industry has answered this call to meet the increasing needs of manufacturers by acquiring equipment in record numbers while at the same time launching campaigns to recruit new drivers. Here, we would like to primarily focus on manufacturer build dates for tank trailers and what you can expect through 2019 and into 2020. 
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What do tanker truck inspectors look for?

A commercial Motor Vehicle that weigh more than 10,000 pounds must undergo annual DOT inspections. A DOT inspection is an inspection conducted by the Department of Transportation to ensure that all the CMV parts and accessories are safe to use, in good condition and working properly. More specifically a Cargo Tanker requires the following tests:

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Special Demands: Tips to maintain specialty trailers

TORONTO, Ont. — Maintaining a fleet of trailers is complicated enough, but specialty trailers pose their own unique challenges. The more complex a trailer design is, the greater the potential for maintenance-related headaches.

We caught up with maintenance professionals to find solutions to common problems encountered by operators of tankers, liftgate, and live-bottom trailers.

Be sure to grease the fifth wheels when working on specialty tankers.

Tanker troubles

Asked what maintenance items are most frequently overlooked on tanker trailers, Mike Trianos, director of fleet services and procurement with Transcourt Tank Leasing, is quick to cite poorly greased fifth wheels and fifth wheel compensators, especially on B-trains.
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Trailers of Texas becomes Transcourt’s strategic representative in the US Gulf Coast Region

Jan 16, 2019

Transcourt Tank Leasing, one of North America’s leading tank trailer providers, announced that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Trailers of Texas, a major tank trailer distributor located in Houston TX.

As part of this agreement, Trailers of Texas will become the official Transcourt Tank Leasing representative in the US Gulf Coast.
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Tanker Truck Market Trends

Chemical Trailer

Tanker Trucks Market – Growth, Share, Opportunities, Competitive Analysis, and Forecast 2017 – 2025, the tanker trucks market worldwide is expected to reach US$ 1.28 Mn by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 5.5% from 2017 to 2025. The global market for tanker trucks is primarily driven by growth in the global the oil and gas industry as it represents the largest commodity for tank truck freight. In addition, stringent regulations related to transportation and loading and unloading of petroleum and chemical products are expected to fuel the demand for advance truck models which match mandatory transportation requirements. Countries across the world are investing in chemical and petroleum production capacity expansion. Steady rebound in the global construction industry is also expected to drive the demand for tanker trucks used for water and concrete mixture. All these factors are expected to increase the demand for tanker trucks globally.
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Health and Safety in the Tank Trailer Industry

TC/DOT 407 Chemical Trailer

Our industry goes through great lengths to ensure the health and safety of its employees and workers. Even when your employees visit customer and vendor sites, safety should always be paramount. Here are just some examples of the preventative measures Transcourt takes to help ensure the safety of operators, drivers, shippers and anyone else that may encounter our trailers.

Right from the specification stage, we look at new ways and new ideas to keep safety at the forefront.

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Further expansion for Transcourt Tank Leasing with Addition of New Regional Account Manager for Ontario

Press Release

Oakville, ON | November 26, 2018

Transcourt Tank Leasing is pleased to announce the addition of Carlos Duarte as Regional Account Manager for Ontario.

This new addition allows Transcourt to focus their sales force on growth while continuing to provide personalized and customized service to customers.

With over 20 years in Business Development & Key Account Management in the transportation industry, Carlos brings his vast sales experience to the Transcourt team.

“We’re confident that Carlos will be an asset to the business and is the right person to help increase our presence and profile in the marketplace,” says Transcourt Vice President, Shawn Rogers. “We’re experiencing continuous growth and the addition of a new Regional Manager for Ontario will further help us meet our clients’ business requirements and maximize their tanker investment. Carlos has the experience and drive to ensure our clients succeed.”


Source:    Vianna Murday
                 Transcourt Tank Leasing

How much gas does a tanker truck hold?

Tanker trucks are vehicles with large tanks for transporting liquids. They are designed for specific cargos and service requirements and are built in a range of sizes. Tanker trucks are equipped with a pumping system for loading and off-loading liquids. The capacity is usually controlled by the 80,000 lb gross weight limit for trucks in the US. Small tanker trucks have a maximum capacity of 3,000 gallons, while large tankers have a maximum capacity of 11,600 gallons. However, the maximum capacity of a tanker truck depends on the density of the liquid being transported, explains Transcourt Tanker Leasing. Tanker trucks are categorized by volume capacity and size.

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PRESS RELEASE: New responsibilities for Mike Trianos at Transcourt Tank Leasing

For immediate release

Oakville, ON | October 18th, 2018


Transcourt Tank Leasing is pleased to announce that Michael Trianos now occupies the position of Director of Fleet Services and Procurement. After having served as Director of Business Development for Ontario and Manitoba over the past year, Mike’s new role will have him oversee activities throughout North America.

Mike’s broad knowledge and understanding of trailer specs, maintenance and repair of tank trailers has been acquired over 12 years in the industry. This makes Mike a valuable source of information to both customers and the Transcourt team. During his career, Mike has successfully supported a broad client portfolio within the Canadian bulk transportation industry.

“We’re confident that Mike will help us reinforce the wide range of services we offer our customers throughout Canada and the United-States”, says Transcourt President, Bruce Daccord.  “Mike will supervise all activities related to service and he should also help Transcourt improve tanker procurement throughout our operations.”

Vianna Murday
Transcourt Tank Leasing