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More than 60% of those accidents involve fatalities. (Source: US Dot).
Water trucks are a type of tank truck that can transport large volumes of water from one place to another. They can also come equipped with sprayers that allow the operator to spray down a large area in a short period of time.
Water trucks are incredibly versatile machines. They are used in by firefighters, construction companies, disaster relief personnel, farmers, and miners.
Firefighters use water trucks to control fires. Construction workers use them to wet down dust and compact soil. Workers who are engaged in disaster relief work use water trucks to transport potable water to people in need. Some farmers use water trucks to water crops. Miners use them to remove overburden and wet down dust.
Water trucks function similar to other large trucks. The major difference is that they can also carry and spray large volumes of water. They use a hydraulic pump to fill the tank from standing water sources and to spray water.
Water trucks come in several different sizes depending on what they are being used for. The smaller models carry around 2,000 gallons. Large water trucks can carry up to 10,000 gallons.
Water trucks can be filled three different ways. Top filling involves backing the truck up under an overhead spout. The spout will pour water into the tank from an open manhole cover. Hydrant filling involves hooking up a fill hose to the hydrant and a fill nozzle on the tank. Standing water filling involves placing a fill hose in a standing water source, such as a lake, and using the hydraulic pump to fill the tank.
Yes, you need to get a CDL to operate a water truck. The requirements vary from one state to another, so be sure to talk to your local DMV about how to get a CDL. You should also be trained on how to maintain your truck and operate safely through taking water truck safety training.