Posted October 7, 2015

Trailers Let You Transport Bulk Diesel Without CDL/HAZMAT Requirements

Multi-Tank Trailers from Thunder Creek Equipment are the first fuel and service trailers designed to legally transport bulk diesel on the road without requiring drivers to maintain a CDL or HAZMAT endorsement (Title 49 (CFR49) – local regulations may apply), the company says. The trailers are available in 460-, 690- and 920-gallon capacities.

thunder creek mtt“This came from a very specific construction industry need to haul bulk fluids from jobsite to jobsite 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, 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.

The Multi-Tank Trailers (MTT) are built with 10-gauge steel, have a low-profile design and are configured to provide a smooth ride at highway speeds, as well as in the most rugged off-highway conditions. They're supported by a three-year tank and frame warranty.

Ensuring Diesel and DEF Purity
The trailers provide bulk fluid solutions without the cost of a larger, full-sized fuel truck or third-party delivery service. MTT units 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.

The trailers provide DEF handling and storage solutions that ensure DEF quality to protect SCR systems. Each trailer can be outfitted with a 100-gallon DEF tank that features Thunder Creek’s closed DEF delivery system, including the patent-pending 2-in-1 DEF pumping system.

This system connects the DEF tank with the bulk DEF container through a closed coupler. On the jobsite 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).  

For more information on options and customization, click here: Thunder Creek Equipment