The global tanker trucks market size continues to grow. ResearchAndMarkets expect this market to be worth €1.122 bn by 2025, increasing at a CAGR of 5.5% from 2017 to 2025. TIP Tanker Services is also experiencing growth in demand for tanker rental with adoption highest among trailer fleets in the UK and Ireland, followed closely by those in France.
The tanker market caters for the transport needs of a wide variety of businesses, has specific maintenance requirements and is continually developing interesting and innovative technology to help fleet efficiency and reduce the cost of ownership.
There are many types of tankers. “Fuel tankers” is the largest category. The oil and gas industry is the biggest user of tanker trucks worldwide. In the USA, for example, fuel tankers carrying petrol, diesel and aviation fuel account for around 50% of overall tanker truck freight. (source: ResearchAndMarkets)
Chemical tankers are widely-use. Like petrol tankers, they transport dangerous liquid products and are subject to stringent health and safety regulations on transportation and handling.
Bulk dry powder tankers move cement, flour, lime powder, mineral powder, fly ash, chemical powders, and stone powder. (source: AnsterTrailer)
Other types of tanker include:
Tanker trailers are complex equipment and require regular maintenance to remain in peak condition. According to experts at TruckNews cleanliness is vital. The following parts are particularly important:
The tanker sector is dynamic and constantly innovating. Examples of new technology for tankers in the milk industry alone include:
Another interesting innovation is the Cairbag system. These internal airbags keep liquid loads in place in tankers when in transit and increase in volume as the loads decrease. Its inventor Dr Erik Eenkhoorn says that this will improve handling, safety and make trucks five to six percent more fuel-efficient. (source: NewAtlas)
TIP has a division dedicated to the highly specialised tanker rental and maintenance market. We have one of the largest and most diverse fleet of rental tankers in Europe offering all the types of tankers mentioned above.
Our tankers can be rented on a spot-hire basis right through to long term contract lease, including our maintenance and repair services.
TIP also provides a sale and lease back service where it gives you a lump sum to purchase your tanker fleet and then leases these tankers back to you on terms that suit your business.
Our specialist tanker maintenance and repair service offers a comprehensive tailormade service solution for our customers’ preventative and corrective maintenance needs through our network of workshops and mobile units. Our highly skilled tanker technicians can carry out all aspects of tanker repairs and maintenance. These include:
We also provide a tanker refurbishment service. We can remount your tankers onto a new chassis, thereby increasing the life of the tanker without the capital expenditure required when buying a new one.
TIP has a dedicated tanker customer service and workshop team to respond to all your enquiries. You can contact our specialist TIP Tanker Services team using this form.
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