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Tanker Endorsement ????????????

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by cretebaby, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    What size tank requires a tank endorsement?
     
  2. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    I don't think there is any set size for a tank endorsement...Any commercial truck hauling a tank the driver will need a endorsement..I know when i did my CDL A..There was a Tank, Haz-mat,Doubles..Endorsements. All seperate tests
     
  3. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    Im not 100% sure if theres any GVW issues involved
     
  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Pretty sure it's 300 gallons. You might need HazMat also.

    I noticed one of the muni truck liquid tanks had a Placard on it. Probably for corrosive.
     
  5. Bill QT

    Bill QT Junior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 29

    Just moved from FL to NC, but DOT says you need a class B - CDL, with a tanker endorsement, to operate a vehicle with 1000 gallons or more. I am positive about that, got a citation to prove it.. I pulled a 1250 gallon hydroseeder empty with my,F-250 the first week I got it, and I got nailed. Go to the local DMV and get a manual, I am sure it will tell you the same. Bill
     
  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
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  7. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    :drinkup::waving:
     
  8. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,874

    Ahhh shiat! I need a CDL to run my 325gal LCC tank?
     
  9. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,261

    Once you have it, you have it! The test is so easy a chimp could take it. Go take it.
     
  10. cplmac

    cplmac Senior Member
    from Dundee
    Messages: 113

    This is code in IA where you live:
    "A tank
    endorsement is only required if your vehicle needs
    a Class A or B CDL and you want to haul a liquid
    or liquid gas in a permanently mounted cargo tank
    rated at 119 gallons or more or a portable tank
    rated at 1,000 gallons or more.
    "

    Unless you are driving a vehicle that requires a Class A or B CDL, you do NOT need a tanker endorsement. This is the same for most states, possibly all of them. I've been a truck driver for 8 years both over the road and local, I've got a CDL A with tanker, hazmat and doubles/triples and I'm willing to bet you don't need it, hell I'm willing to be LCC isn't even classified as hazmat.
     
  11. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039



    ding, ding, ding we have a winner !!!!!!
     
  12. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Very Good :drinkup:
     
  13. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Bill what is the GVWR of your truck and trailer?

    I can't see why you would have needed a tank endorsement and if you did need a CDL it would be an "A" not a "B".
     
  14. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,874

    Honestly you probably should be licensed to drive a liquid that corosive and apply it commercially.
     
  15. cplmac

    cplmac Senior Member
    from Dundee
    Messages: 113

    Bill probably got whacked because a 1250 gallon tank trailer weighs more than 10,000 lbs loaded and a trailer over 10,000 lbs requires a CDL A.
    The Federal guidelines that dictate what states MUST use for CDL licensing say:


    " Class A -- Any combination of vehicles with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds provided the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.

    Class B -- Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 pounds GVWR.


    An F-250 pulling a 10,000+ trailer would require a CDL A license AND a tanker endorsement because the tank is 1000 gallons or larger.
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2009
  16. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Better make more popcorn Mark

    Only if the combo is over 26k
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2009
  17. cplmac

    cplmac Senior Member
    from Dundee
    Messages: 113

    That's an interesting observation, I'm honestly not 100% sure about it. I'm inclined to say it doesn't matter if as long as the trailer is over 10k, but the way that's worded is not making that clear. The way it's worded sure does say you are right.
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2009
  18. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Nice edit job. :rolleyes:
     
  19. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Why did you start this thread? :realmad:Are you that bored?:laughing:
     
  20. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    I thought we needed something to discuss other than WalMart.