Liquid Totes And Tanker Endorsement

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Turtle's Comment
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I have a question concerning the tanker endorsement. Once you get the tanker endorsement is that a one time thing or do you have to take the tanker test every four years like the hazmat test. I had a state trooper tell me once you get the tanker endorsement that was it.....it was on your license For good, no tanker test anymore.

Thanks in advance for any response

Welcome, Scott. You only need to take the tanker endorsement once. It's yours from then on.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

PackRat's Comment
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Turtle beat me to it!

Rick S.'s Comment
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I

spoke to my Compliance Manager, and he told me that I would need a tanker endorsement for any load over 1,000 gallons. However, my HAZMAT endorsement should cover the bulk liquid HAZMAT load.

Something to note, from earlier in the discussion (which might be somewhat confusing).

A Hazmat Endorsement DOES NOT EQUAL a tanker endorsement. They are two separate endorsements, and you can have one, without the other.

A plain Tanker will be an N endorsement. A plain Hazmat will be an H endorsement. Having BOTH, will be an X endorsement.

I have PTX on my CDL. Passengers/Doubles-Triples/Hazmat/Tanker

Rick

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

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