Government Comments

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NTTC Asks For Hours of Service Extension; Supports Groendyke Brake Lamp Exemption

Posted on August 31 2018

Hours of Service In the last week, NTTC made two filings with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.  On August 23, 2018 FMCSA published an advance notice of proposed rulemak...

NTTC Victory! TWIC Rule Changes Delayed Indefinitely in Court

Posted on July 26 2018

  Yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge Leonie Brinkema issued a stay in the ILTA v. DHS lawsuit that will delay the requirements that most port facilities install electron...

NTTC Files Amicus Brief in TWIC Reader Lawsuit

Posted on June 29 2018

            Yesterday, NTTC filed an amicus brief in International Liquid Terminal Association v. DHS.  The ILTA, the American Chemistry Council, and...

Speaker Presentations

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2017 Summer Membership Meeting Presentations, July 26-28, 2017

Posted on August 7 2017

Recruiting & Retaining Drivers: Do You Know How You Compare? Presented by, Kim Beck, Cottingham & Butler TankTruck Carriers: Middle-Market Report, Presented by G. Cook Jordan, Jordan, Knau...

NTTC Tank Truck Safety & Security Council Annual Meeting Presentations, Nashville, TN, June 20-22, 20117

Posted on July 6 2017

Let’s Get Physical: Reducing Injuries & Costs through Post-Offer, Pre-Employment Physical Screenings, Presented By, Drew Bossen Tank Trailers & Static Electricity: The Shocking Truth...

69th Annual Conference & Exhibits Presentation

Posted on May 9 2017

Dr. Rachel A. Meidl, D.LP., CHMM, Deputy Associate Administrator, US DOT/PHMSA Bob Costello, Chief Economist & Senior Vice President, American Trucking Associations


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National Tank Truck Times - June 2017

Posted on June 20 2017

Dear NTTC Member: Your team in Washington would like to once again extend our gratitude and appreciation to our carrier, fleet, and associate members for your continued support. We look forward to...

National Tank Truck Times - March

Posted on March 20 2017

Dear NTTC Member: Please take a moment to view the amended copy of the National Tank Truck Times which was published on Friday, March 17, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience.&n...

National Tank Truck Times - Aug 2016

Posted on August 29 2016

Dear NTTC Member: Your team in Washington would like to once again extend our gratitude and appreciation to our carrier, fleet, and associate members for your continued support. We are pleased to...

Trainings & Webinars

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NTTC’s Zero Distractions Campaign

Posted on June 27 2018

      NTTC Exclusive Tank Truck University Course The l...


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What kinds of tank truck carriers join NTTC?

Posted on April 10 2012 by NTTC

Today, over 200 tank truck companies  call themselves proud members of the NTTC. That equates to more than 80% of the volume hauled in this narrowly defined industry. The majority of NTTC...

Do intrastate tank truck carriers have to get a DOT number from FMCSA?

Posted on April 4 2012 by NTTC

They are not required to obtain a DOT number by federal regulation, but they may be required to do so under state law if the state has adopted the federal regulations as its own.  You can find...

If I want to hire a new driver, do any of the CSA violations he had at a previous carrier become part of my record?

Posted on April 4 2012 by NTTC

No. Those violations will remain with the carrier for whom the driver was working when the violations occurred. 

Is the shipper required to provide placards for a transportation of a hazardous material?

Posted on April 4 2012 by NTTC

Yes. 49CFR172.506 states that the person offering a hazardous material for transportation by highway shall provide the placards. However, it is a violation for the motor carrier to transport the ...

I see the terms PHMSA and FMCSA and know they are both part of the Department of Transportation. What is the difference?

Posted on April 4 2012 by NTTC

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) develops the hazardous materials regulations for the various transportation modes. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administratio...

If a Part 180 inspection becomes due while a trailer is on the road making a delivery, can the trailer legally deliver the load?

Posted on April 4 2012 by NTTC

Yes.  Part 180.407(1) states that a cargo tank that is due an inspection cannot be loaded after the date the inspection comes due.  You can complete that load and then must have the inspe...

Are there any DOT regulations that cover food transportation in tank trailers?

Posted on April 4 2012 by NTTC

No. The Food and Drug Administration is developing regulations to govern food transportation in tank trucks, but there are no current regulations there or at the Department of Transportation.

What is meant by term “specification tank”? Are all tank trucks specification tanks?

Posted on April 4 2012 by NTTC

The Department of Transportation designates design and construction requirements for cargo tanks used to haul hazardous materials in 49CFR Sec 178.345.  These are minimum requirements.  T...

Does a driver need a tank truck endorsement if he only drivers dry bulk trailers?

Posted on April 4 2012 by NTTC

No. The regulations for the tank truck endorsement apply to liquid loads only.

When to I have to update my CT number?

Posted on April 4 2012 by NTTC

If no changes take place, you would have to update the CT registration every six years. However, if changes in the name of the person who signed the form take place, the form must be updated. Also,...

I have six tank truck terminals. Can I develop one security plan for all of these facilities or does each have to be specific to the loc...

Posted on April 4 2012 by NTTC

No:  A specific plan is required for each location.  You should only include in your security plan the security practices and equipment you have at that location.

Are there OSHA regulations that cover a driver going on top of a tank trailer?

Posted on April 4 2012 by NTTC

No.  The authority to develop such regulations lies within the Department of Transportation.  However, OSHA would cover workers going on top of a tank that is not “in transportation...

I have an old MC306 trailer that I no longer plan to use in gasoline service, but will use to deliver home heating oil. Do I have to kee...

Posted on April 4 2012 by NTTC

If you no longer plan to use the trailer for products requiring a specification trailer, you may remove the specification plate or block it out so it’s no longer visible. Be sure to make a no...

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

Posted on April 4 2012 by NTTC

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 y...

I want to haul a load of diesel fuel to Canada. Can I use a non-specification trailer like I do in the United States?

Posted on April 4 2012 by NTTC

No. While the Hazardous Materials Table at 49CFR 102.101 does authorize non-specification trailers to haul fuel oil, Canada requires that a specification trailer be used. The D in Column 1 before ...