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My drivers haul Intermediate 200 gallon Bulk Containers in my van trailers. Is it true that they have to get a tank vehicle endorsement on their CDL?

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My drivers haul Intermediate 200 gallon Bulk Containers in my van trailers. Is it true that they have to get a tank vehicle endorsement on their CDL?

Answer:

As of June 2011, the driver of a vehicle with a combination of 1,000 or more gallons in of product in bulk packages (119 gallons) must have a tank vehicle endorsement on their CDL.  Thus, if you have five bulk containers of 200 gallons or more on the trailer, the driver must have the tank endorsement.