Renault Trucks releases lightweight tanker truck

Renault Trucks' T Tanker features aluminum rims, air and fuel tanks, and a lightweight fifth wheel to help reduce overall vehicle weight while increasing payload.

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Transporting hazardous materials or perishable goods is subject to specific requirements. To satisfy its customers’ needs in these areas, Renault Trucks has developed a Tanker version of its Renault Trucks T vehicle (International Truck of the Year 2015). This has been specially
configured for light weight and enhanced safety features benefitting both payload and driver.

In order to make unladen weight as low as possible, thereby increasing payload, the Renault Trucks T Tanker is fitted with aluminium rims, air and fuel tanks as well as a lightweight fifth wheel. Furthermore, a number of non-essential elements such as door extensions have been
eliminated. Overall, this enables the payload of a Sleeper Cab version to be reduced by as much as 270 kg compared with a standard T vehicle.

It features an obstacle-free right-hand side member allowing complementary specific equipment to be fitted, according to these activities’ requirements. As far as safety for the load and the driver are concerned, the T Tanker also features a new Tire Pressure Monitoring System as standard. This allows the driver to constantly monitor tire pressure from the dashboard, thereby avoiding any risk of under-inflation which could result in burst tires. This system also makes it possible to optimize fuel consumption and tire durability. The tires fitted as standard to the T Tanker boast the highest performance on the market in terms of braking distance. The Renault Trucks T Tanker is also equipped with the Protect
pack as standard, combining the speed regulator with the Adaptive Cruise Control (AAC) which maintains a safe distance between vehicles, the turning lights, automatic light activation, xenon headlights, headlight washers and tire pressure monitoring.

Finally, the T Tanker has earned ADR* certification allowing it to carry all types of hazardous materials and is therefore equipped with a bumper protecting the exhaust line, a battery cutout and an orange torch inside the cab.

*European Agreement concerning international haulage of Hazardous Materials.