Tanker endorsement

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by MG3, May 3, 2021.

  1. MG3

    MG3 Bobtail Member

    10
    3
    Jan 20, 2021
    0
    Do I need a tanker endorsement to tow away a empty tanker?
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

    2,309
    5,717
    Feb 13, 2010
    twin cities
    0
    Pretty sure it depends on if it's that type of unit that needs to be placarded all the time or if when empty it runs no placards
     
    MG3 Thanks this.
  4. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    7,354
    25,089
    Jan 13, 2013
    SW Arkansas
    0
    Yes.
     
    Texas_hwy_287 and slow.rider Thank this.
  5. ncdriver1

    ncdriver1 Road Train Member

    1,065
    1,193
    Dec 3, 2012
    0
    Are you working for a towing company? If you are then no you do not need the endorsement.
     
    slow.rider Thanks this.
  6. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

    18,280
    10,650
    Jul 6, 2009
    0
    You couldn't tow a just purchased empty trailer cross country?
     
  7. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

    13,556
    31,066
    Apr 8, 2012
    Orion's Belt
    0
    No......

    the towing company carve out I hadn’t heard........
     
  8. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    6,536
    9,952
    Jul 25, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    0
    Great question. Waiting for the answer.
     
  9. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

    2,309
    5,717
    Feb 13, 2010
    twin cities
    0
    I would say yes but just a guess.
    Otherwise anyone who was without a tank endorsement would be legal half the time, or when empty anyhow.
     
  10. tommymonza

    tommymonza Road Train Member

    4,524
    12,754
    Sep 10, 2013
    S.W. Florida
    0
    Me having a tanker endorsement I don’t believe a empty washed food grade tanker would be a problem .


    Now a tanker that is unwashed and has a history of hauling plac carded materials is a whole different story .
     
    tscottme Thanks this.
  11. TNSquire

    TNSquire Light Load Member

    152
    282
    Oct 13, 2016
    Decatur, TN
    0
    Be safe about it, and proactive.
    15 bucks and a test at the dmv gets you the tank endorsement.
    Spend the hour to do it, and cover your behind.
     
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted