Shell pilots safer road tanker design

New features on Shell's prototype tanker for delivering to smaller customers include a pneumatic hose boom that can be swung out high above obstacles and a bottom-loading and metering system so drivers do not have to climb on top to take dipstick readings. Photo courtesy of Shell U.K. Shell U.K. Ltd. has begun using a prototype road tanker designed to make fuel deliveries to small customers quicker and safer. The tanker was developed for the commercial distributors' market by Lakeland Tankers Ltd., Redditch, U.K., along with Shell and motor industry firms Renault (U.K.) Ltd., Alfo Haar (U.K.) Ltd., Benfell's Ltd. and BH Sala. The Shell Commercial unit...

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