Tanker endorsement

by Dustin
(Fountain colorado)

a street sweeper that has the capacity of holding a 125 gallons of water. Does that require a tanker endorsement on my licence

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Jun 18, 2020
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by: Billy

If one or more conditions are met

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Tanker endorsement
by: Anonymous

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has rolled out a new regulation meant to keep the roads safe from commercial drivers carrying large amounts of liquid or gaseous freight without the proper training. In order to do this, the FMCSA changed the definition of a "tanker," which, in turn, has changed the requirements for which drivers are required to hold a "tanker endorsement" on their CDL. This change means that even those who are driving dry vans, reefers, flatbeds, and box trucks will be required to hold the endorsement if they meet the requirements below. If the following conditions occur, you are responsible for obtaining a tanker endorsement on your CDL:

Your cargo includes liquid or gaseous individual containers larger than 119 gallon capacity.
The containers are loaded, and not empty.
The total combined volume in those containers exceeds 1,000 gallons.



So yes if you are hauling 125 gallons you need tanker endorsement.

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