Tank Truck

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tank truck

[′taŋk ‚trək]
A truck body onto which is mounted a cylindrical, horizontal tank, designed for the transport of liquids, chemicals, gases, meltable solids, slurries, emulsions, or fluidizable solids.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Tank Truck


a truck equipped with a container for the transportation of liquid, semiliquid, and pourable cargoes. There are tank trucks for petroleum products (gasoline, kerosine, lubricants), food products (milk, beer), compressed gases (propane, butane), chemically active materials (acids, alkalis), and pourable cargoes (cement, flour). The capacity of tank trucks ranges from 0.8 cu m to 15 cu m; the tank may be cylindrical, conical, elliptical, or rectangular in shape; it is usually made of steel but sometimes of aluminum or plastic.


Selivanov, I. I., and M. I. Serebrianyi. Spetzializirovannye avtomobili i avtopoezda. Moscow, 1964.


The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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