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How to Safely Fill and Transport Gasoline in Michigan (Part II)

If you need gas, just head to the gas station with your gas can and follow these steps to fill it up.

Step 3: Fill the gas can 90% full of gasoline. Squeeze the trigger on the fuel pump nozzle to dispense the gasoline into the can, having some room for fuel expansion.

Step 4: Replace the cap on the gas can. Be sure the cap is on tightly.

Step 5: Put the can vertical in the truck bed or trunk of your vehicle. You might want to tie the can in place with rope or secure it with a bungee cord to stop it from tumbling over.

Step 6: Transport the full gas can to its anticipated destination quickly. Leaving a gasoline-filled can in the heat or sun is a fire risk, so reduce its exposure to the elements as much as possible.

Tip: If you do not plan to use all the gasoline in the gas can in a timely fashion, put in a fuel stabilizer to the fuel mix. This stops spontaneous combustion if you want to store the gas out of the sun and heat for future use, like in a lawnmower.

Tip: Fuel cans frequently are color-coded based on the type of gas they are made to hold. Blue is for kerosene, red is for gasoline while yellow is for diesel fuel.

Though gasoline can be hazardous because of its highly flammable nature, it is okay to safely fill a gas can and transport it. It just takes some extra care to keep it away from heat and sparks, so you can get the gasoline to gas-powered machinery or a vehicle in need.

Regardless of the reason and which type of fuel you need, the process to fill up and transport a jerry can is the same.

Transporting fuel can safely is imperative. Solid care must be taken whether your fuel container is full or only has fumes in it.

How to Safely Fill and Transport Gasoline in Michigan (Part I)

Out of gas? You can safely get and transport gas in a can like this one.

Because of the volatile nature of gas, specific procedures for handling and transporting gasoline must be used to guarantee the safety of nearby buildings and people. Combustion, fire, and illness due to inhalation are some of the possibly deadly consequences of gasoline. 

Anywhere there is gas, there is a capacity for danger, but you can lessen the risk of disaster by paying attention to possible hazards and taking precautions when filling gas cans.

The chances of a person running out of gas in a lifetime are high if not unavoidable, meaning that gasoline has to be transported to the vehicle that is out of fuel. Since gasoline is very flammable, extra care is needed to be sure of the safety of those around. With this sensible technique, you can safely fill and transport gasoline with a jerry can to get a vehicle out of fuel back in driving condition.

Basic gas can fill and transport safety

Make sure to use the correct gas that can be made for the purpose of transporting flammable liquid instead of just any container. Gas cans seal tightly to stop leakage and has a nozzle to put the gas into a vehicle’s fuel tank without spilling.

Step 1: Put an empty gas can on the ground. The can must be on the ground instead of a truck bed with a carpeted floorboard or plastic liner, so it is electrically grounded.

This is because the flow of gasoline into the can produces static electricity that can spark without that ground.

Step 2: Unscrew the cap of the gas can and put the fuel pump nozzle in the can. It is suggested to put the cap on an even surface, so it does not move when you are not looking.