2024 The Most Complete Fuel Tanker Trailer Buyer Guild

If you want to transport liquids or other sensitive items safely, fuel tanker must be the best choice. But do you know how to choose fuel tanker? And if you are looking for fuel tanker, you must not miss this article.

As the 2021 latest and the most complete fuel tanker buyer guide, this article introduces what is fuel tanker, the components of the fuel tanker,  what can be transported by fuel tanker,  the main factors affecting the tanker price, the precautions for buying fuel tanker, and the recommendation of the most popular tanker types , etc.

Part 1. what is the fuel tanker?

Fuel tanker is special vehicle that transport liquid or gas, also known as mobile fuel trucks, computer tax-controlled fuel trucks, fuel tank trucks, fuel tanker semi trailers, oil trucks, and edible oil trucks. This vehicle is mainly used for the transportation and storage of petroleum derivatives (gasoline, diesel, crude oil, lubricating oil and coal tar). According to different purposes and use scenarios, there are multiple oil refueling or oil transportation functions, such as oil absorption, pumping, and multiple oil distribution functions.

what is the fuel tanker?

Part2. Common classification of the fuel tanker

There are many different types of fuel tankers according to the item transported and configuration.

According to different item transported, there are diesel tanker trailers, gasoline tanker trailers, coal tar tanker trailers, lubricating fuel tanker  trailers, edible oil tanker trailer, crude oil tanker trailers, heavy oil tanker trailers, etc.

According to the different appearance, fuel tankers can be flat-head fuel tanker, pointed-head fuel tanker, and full-head fuel tanker.

According to the driving mode, fuel tank truck includes 4×2 fuel tanker truck, 6×2 fuel tanker truck, 6×4 oil tanker truck, 8×2 oil tanker truck, 8×4 oil tanker truck, etc.

According to the load capacity of the tanker, there are light fuel tanker, small fuel tanker, medium fuel tanker, medium and large fuel tanker, and large fuel tanker.

Part3. Introduction and guide for the main components of the tank trailer

The fuel tank trailer is mainly composed of three main parts: chassis, tank body, and refueling system. How to choose a fuel tank trailer from these three aspects is discussed in this article.


Chassis mainly depends on the amount of fuel transported and the distance.  Generally speaking, if the oil volume is 2-5 tons (the tank volume is about 6000 liters or less), it is recommended to choose a light truck chassis; if the oil capacity is 5-8 tons (the tank volume is about 6000-10000 liters). If you are refueling at multiple construction sites or taking into account oil transportation operations, you can choose a large and light truck chassis.

If the load capacity is 10-22 tons (the tank volume is about 12000-25000 liters), for medium and long distance transportation of fuel to gas stations, medium and heavy truck chassis can be selected.

For large heavy-duty tanker with capacity more than 28 tons (the tank capacity is 30,000-60,000 liters) and long-distance transportation, it is generally recommended to choose heavy-duty truck chassis or tractor head semi-trailer.


The material of the tank body of fuel tanker can be carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum alloy, etc. The thickness of the tank body depends on the transported medium and the volume of the tank body. Usually the special vehicle manufacturers will design the fuel tanker according to customers’ needs.

Tank is divided or not depends on whether you need to transport different fuels at the same time. For example, sometimes a tanker trailer needs to transport gasoline and diesel at the same time, and you need to divide the tank, one for diesel and one for gasoline; and to transport different foods, it needs to be divided into oil silos too.

Fuel dispenser:

According to the personnel of the special vehicle manufacturer, the quality of the fuel dispensers is not bad. Some well-known manufacturers supply high quality fuel dispensers.

Bottom valve

The bottom valve is also called the emergency shut-off valve and installed at the bottom of the tank. It realizes bottom-loading refueling, making the operation easier, time-saving, safe and eco-friendly.

In the event of accident in the tanker, the cut-off groove is disconnected, and the under-vehicle pipeline is cut off from the tank body without affecting the tank body’s sealing, effectively preventing the oil leakage in the tank and ensuring fuel tank safety.

Breathing valve

When the breathing valve is dumped 70°, the sealing ball in the valve dumps to form an effective seal to prevent oil leakage.

Use of oil gauge:

Installed at the preparation port on the manhole cover, a dipstick or level gauge can be installed.

Safety valve

It is specially designed for oil tanks, chemical tanks and other tank vehicles. Different opening pressures can be set to meet different needs. The main body is made of integral stainless steel precision casting, corrosion resistance, high sealing, suitable for various environments.

Remark: Finally, please note that fuel tankers are generally equipped with oil pipelines, fire extinguishers, breathing valves, anti-static tape and other accessories. Please check whether the accessories are complete when receive the fuel tanker trailers. In addition, procedures such as chassis certificate, vehicle certificate, vehicle purchase invoice, tank report, etc., are also indispensable.

Part4. 4 tips for buying fuel tanker

Firstly, choose the right manufacturer

Before purchasing a fuel tank trailer, the user first chooses fuel tanker manufacturer of famous brands. Reliable manufacturers can not only provide high-quality products, but also provide comprehensive after-sales service guarantee.

Secondly, the performance of the oil tanker trailer

1. From the evaluation of quality, power, economy, fuel consumption, service convenience, accessories, and other factors, choose the right chassis according to your actual use and operation.

  1. The transportation quantity is selected according to your own needs, under the premise of safety, high efficiency, economic safety and easy operation.
  2. Based on tanker type and oil transportation volume, tanker trailers also can be customized. For example, you can choose special pumps, flow meters, computerized tax tankers, and gravity valves; you can decide how many kinds of fuel to be transported with the fuel tanker. In this way, your fuel tanker can effectively transport the diversified oil and save transportation costs..

Thirdly, sign the contract

After negotiation and agreement about the detailed requirements, sign a product purchase and sale contract. In the contract, specifications and configuration should be clearly written down. After the contract is signed, the manufacturer is required to organize and complete production strictly according to the contract.

Finally, inspect the fuel tanker trailer

In accordance with the contract requirements, the appearance, performance, vehicle configuration, vehicle tools, manuals, and card acceptance procedures of the vehicle are required to be inspected before make payment.

Note: Both buyers and sellers must carefully negotiate relevant matters (including the improvement of some personalized needs of the vehicle within the scope of the national standard), and have a paper agreement. Carry out a comprehensive inspection and acceptance of the vehicle to prevent unnecessary disputes during the production process or after the vehicle is picked up.

Part5. Best-selling fuel tanker recommended

1. 45000 Liters fuel tank trailer for sale

The fuel tank trailer has a capacity of 30000-60000 liters, which is generally used for long-distance transportation, transporting liquid substances to all over the world, so as to realize the reasonable distribution and use of resources.

45000 Liters fuel tank trailer for sale

2. 3 Axle 30000 liters tanker trailer

The fuel tank trailer is mainly used to transport gasoline, diesel, petroleum, gasoline, oil, etc. It is mainly used for long-distance transportation. The tank trailer can load 30-60K liters.

3 Axle 30000 liters tanker trailer

3. 38000 Liters fuel tanker with generator

Fuel tank trailer is mainly used to transport diesel, petroleum, oil, petrol, etc. It is generally used for long-distance transportation, mainly used in gas stations, factories and other places.

38000 Liters tanker with generator

4. 40 KL fuel tank trailer with bogie

Fuel tank trailer with bogie is mainly used to transport diesel, petroleum, oil, petrol, etc. It is generally used for long-distance transportation, mainly used in gas stations, factories and other places.

40 KL fuel tank trailer with bogie

5. 42000L fuel tank trailer for sale

This fuel tank trailer is mainly used to transport diesel, petroleum, oil, etc. It is generally used for long-distance transportation, mainly used in gas stations, factories and other places.

42000L fuel tank trailer


If you want to purchase fuel tanker, or have questions about the fuel tanker types, leave message to us. PANDA MECH is your best choice. As a professional manufacturer with decades of production experience, we have provided various production solutions for tens of thousands of users in and abroad. We can not only help you choose the fuel tanker trailer that best suits your needs, we can also provide comprehensive after-sales service, whether it is about the operation, repair, or maintenance of the fuel tanker.