Tanker Endorsement - water, beer, wine?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by jaguar011, May 14, 2019.

  1. jaguar011

    jaguar011 Light Load Member

    Jan 28, 2015
    Is it necessary to have Tanker Endorsement to haul full load of water bottles 0.5L, beer or wine?
  2. Hammer1113

    Hammer1113 Light Load Member

    No. You need a tanker endorsement to haul BULK liquid.
  3. Oscar the KW

    Oscar the KW Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    May 19, 2011
    You don’t need it for those. I believe it’s not required until you get up to those 250 gallon totes.
  4. Hammer1113

    Hammer1113 Light Load Member

    Effective in all states as of July 8, 2015, shippers moving contained liquids in dry van trailers and intermodal containers must comply with tanker endorsement regulations.

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) redefined what is considered to be a tank in a 2011 rule and for the first time included capacity requirements. Under the rule, a tank is:

    1. “Any commercial vehicle that is designed to transport any liquid or gaseous material within a tank or tanks having an individual rate capacity of more than 119 gallons,” and
    2. “An aggregated capacity of 1,000 gallons or more that is either permanently or temporarily attached to the vehicle or chassis.” Tanks that are manifested either as being “Empty” or as “Residue Last Contained” on a bill of lading do not apply under the rule.
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  5. 77fib77

    77fib77 Road Train Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    North Jersey
    I want 4600 gallons of whiskey.
  6. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    Also some states if hauling say Seagrams into Baltimore via container etc you will be provided a copy of the Alcohol permit suitable for the load.

    If it's bottles on pallets in a van trailer, no you are not a tanker. See Post number 4.
  7. RoadRooster

    RoadRooster Road Train Member

    May 10, 2015
    Fort Myers, Florida
    12 year old sippin scotch please!
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