In the past, oil trucks have been a source of potential large-scale disasters, particularly when trailers veer off the road, and members of the public rush to scavenge any leftover fuel. However, what many people may not realize is that the oil truck driver’s seemingly ordinary home is actually loaded with fuel on the inside and boasts a distinctive appearance on the outside.
At first glance, it may seem like an affluent community of drivers who travel day and night to transport oil from coastal regions to foreign suburbs and are content with their work. But behind every oil truck is a significant amount of danger that, when delivered safely, can translate into multi-million-dollar profits.
To mitigate the risks associated with transporting fuel, oil business expert Pastor David Mbugua emphasizes the importance of distinctively and conspicuously describing the contents of fuel trucks. This is crucial to ensure everyone’s safety on the road and during the loading and unloading of fuel.
Mbugua explains that a fuel truck typically consists of multiple compartments, including petrol, diesel, and paraffin sections. It’s not just one unit that’s carried, and each compartment must be clearly labeled.
If you look at the back of an oil truck, you’ll likely see a large capital letter “T,” which many people may not understand. According to Pastor Mbugua, this signifies that the oil truck is in transit, covering long distances, possibly from one country to another. Moreover, it indicates that the oil truck complies with all local and trans-border transportation regulations for goods moved across regional boundaries.
By providing clear descriptions on oil trucks, accidents can be minimized, and the risk of fuel mixtures can be curtailed. This helps to keep everyone safe while on the road, and when loading and unloading the fuel from the trucks.