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Tank Vehicle Definition

Regulatory guidance and applicability of the tank vehicle definition to intermediate bulk containers (IBCs).

Federal Register Title and Cite

Commercial Driver’s License Testing and Commercial Learner’s Permit Standards, 77 FR 30919 (May 24, 2012)

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https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2012/05/24/2012-12692/commercial-drivers-license-testing-and-commercial-learners-permit-standards

Federal Register Description/Summary

On May 9, 2011, FMCSA published a final rule titled “Commercial Driver’s License Testing and Commercial Learner’s Permit Standards.” Among other things, the rule revised the definition of “tank vehicle.” The change required additional drivers, primarily those transporting certain tanks temporarily attached to the commercial motor vehicle, to obtain a tank vehicle endorsement on their commercial driver’s license (CDL). The notice provides regulatory guidance regarding the applicability of the tank vehicle definition to intermediate bulk containers (IBCs).

Regulation / Statute Cite (if any): 49 CFR 383.5

Regulatory Topic: Tank Vehicle Definition
Effective Date: Thursday, May 24, 2012
Issued Date: Thursday, May 24, 2012