Trailers can legally transport bulk diesel without CDL or HAZMAT endorsement

Trailers can legally transport bulk diesel without CDL or HAZMAT endorsement

The trailers are available in 460-, 690- and 920-gallon capacities.

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December 20, 2016
CDR Staff
Demolition Equipment & Products Legislation & Regulations
Pella, Iowa-based Thunder Creek Equipment‘s multi-tank trailers (MTT) are first fuel and service trailers designed to legally transport bulk diesel on the road without requiring drivers to maintain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or hazardous materials (HAZMAT) endorsement (Title 49 [CFR49]). The trailers are available in 460-, 690- and 920-gallon capacities and include bulk diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) storage and dispensing solutions.
 
“This came from a very specific construction industry need to haul bulk fluids from job site to job site without CDL and HAZMAT licensing,” says Luke Van Wyk, general manager, Thunder Creek Equipment. “With the shortage of skilled labor in the construction market today, and the difficulty in finding and retaining certified drivers, these new trailers allow any worker with a valid driver’s license to haul the trailers within federal regulations.”

This is made possible by isolating diesel in four, six or eight separate 115-gallon, Department of Transportation (DOT)-compliant non-bulk tanks. Tanks are joined by a manifold to a common pump, creating complete isolation during transport and controlled dispensing of fuel at the jobsite.

Thunder Creek MTT Trailers are built with 10-gauge steel and are supported by the company’s three-year tank and frame warranty. Each trailer is built to maintain a low profile and is configured to provide optimal balance and a smooth ride at highway speeds, as well as in the most rugged off-highway conditions. The trailers come standard with a 25-gallon-per-minute (GPM) pump, 10-micron fuel filter and a 35-foot auto-retracting hose reel. Options include an ISO-compliant 4-micron fuel filter (ISO 4406) and 50-foot hose reel.

Thunder Creek MTT Trailers also provide DEF handling and storage solutions. Each trailer can be outfitted with a 100-gallon DEF tank that features Thunder Creek’s closed DEF delivery system, including the 2-in-1 DEF pumping system.

This system connects the DEF tank with the bulk DEF container through a closed coupler. On the job site the coupler is replaced with a DEF nozzle for dispensing into the machine, ensuring minimal exposure to outside elements that can throw DEF out of compliance. Each DEF tank leaves the factory cleansed and sealed according to the ISO specification (ISO 22241).

Each MTT Trailer is available with an optional rear utility box to provide all of the tools and materials needed to complete regular daily maintenance activities. These utility boxes can be customized to each individual customer with the inclusion of toolboxes, a workbench with vise and Thunder Creek’s 3-in-1 welder/generator/air compressor. Additional options/customizations include Thunder Creek’s WorkSight light tower, Field Max tires, 35-pound grease kit, aluminum wheels, solar battery charger, an electric/hydraulic jack and a stainless steel trim/fender upgrade.