Semitrailer Leaks 100 Gallons of Fuel After Duct Tape Patch Fails

Canadian truck driver finds out the hard way that his duct tape solution doesn't work

Friday, Jun 15, 2012  |  Updated 3:30 AM PDT
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Semitrailer Leaks 100 Gallons of Fuel After Duct Tape Patch Fails

They say you can use duct tape on anything...

Maybe duct tape doesn't fix everything.

Officials in southern Montana say a Canadian truck driver found that out the hard way when he tried to stop a fuel tank leak with the all-purpose tape before going to sleep at a truck stop near Livingston.

The Livingston Enterprise reports a truck stop employee called Park County firefighters at about 3 a.m. Thursday to report the leak. Fire Chief Dann Babcox estimates about 100 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from the tractor-trailer onto the ground.

The truck driver works for a company based in Saskatchewan. He says he thought he might have hit something on Interstate 90, but when he stopped at the time, he didn't notice any damage.

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