A Texaco tank truck at the Texaco service station (in the background, on the far right).

A tank truck (also sometimes referred to as tanker truck) was a motor vehicle used by a fuel company to transport and deliver gasoline to service stations.


A Ford F-5 tank truck was owned by Texaco, and was present at the Texaco service station in Courthouse SquareHill Valley on the morning of November 5, 1955, when Marty McFly was watching the attendants at work — indicating there had been a delivery of gasoline.

The tank truck was a small one in Texaco's signature color of bright red, with the Texaco star logo on the doors of the cab and the name TEXACO in large white letters along the sides of the tank.

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  • As 'tank truck' is the term used for this type of vehicle on Wikipedia, it has therefore been adopted here.


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