Homemade Biodiesel And IFTA Reporting

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Timothy G.'s Comment
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Is it legal to run home made biodiesel in a commercial vehicle when ifta reporting is required? If so, how would one go about this?

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Is it legal to run home made biodiesel in a commercial vehicle when ifta reporting is required? If so, how would one go about this?

Howdy, Timothy!

I've got zero answers for ya; perhaps one of our seasoned vets will chime in with 'something.' Are you an O/O? (Owner/op?) Do you drive for a company, or are you leased on to a carrier? Is this off road CDL work? What state? So many questions; sorry!

You may be better off checking with the folks over at OOIDA , in the meantime.

Best of luck;

~ Anne ~

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.

OOIDA:

Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

Who They Are

OOIDA is an international trade association representing the interests of independent owner-operators and professional drivers on all issues that affect truckers. The over 150,000 members of OOIDA are men and women in all 50 states and Canada who collectively own and/or operate more than 240,000 individual heavy-duty trucks and small truck fleets.

Their Mission

The mission of OOIDA is to serve owner-operators, small fleets and professional truckers; to work for a business climate where truckers are treated equally and fairly; to promote highway safety and responsibility among all highway users; and to promote a better business climate and efficiency for all truck operators.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Is it legal to run home made biodiesel in a commercial vehicle when ifta reporting is required? If so, how would one go about this?

Timothy, I really don’t know the definitive answer to your question, but my guess would be that it’s illegal because the government can’t tax it.

I had to chuckle because your question reminded me of the news story a few years ago. Some plastic surgeon was using the fat he sucked out during liposuctions to make bio-diesel. Now that was illegal and he got in serious trouble for that.

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