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Typical tanker truck dimensions

Updated April 17, 2017

Tanker trucks come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. While there are many sizes, some adhere to standards set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which supplies typical tanker sizes that are considered safe.

Oil Tanker Semi Trailer

A typical oil tanker semi-trailer has a length of 42.64 feet, a width of 8.2 feet and a depth of 12.14 feet. Tanker thickness is typically around 0.195 inches. These are ISO-compliant dimensions.

FAW Tanker Truck

Front axle weight (FAW) tankers trucks typically have a length of 39.03 feet, a width of 8.2 feet and a depth of 11.15 feet. These tanker trucks typically have a tank volume between 396 gallons and 792 gallons. These dimensions are also ISO-compliant.

Water Tanker Truck

Water tanker trucks typically have a length of 19.35 feet, a width of 7.6 feet and a depth of 7.54 feet. The tank volume is usually less than 1,320 gallons. These dimensions are also ISO-certified.

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