NTTC, FMCSA, DOT announce Cargo Tank Workshops

July 6, 2016

NTTC is continuing its partnership with the US Department of Transportation (US DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), co-sponsoring workshops designed to help cargo tank repair technicians, testers, and inspectors comply with the federal regulations--whether as a bulk motor carrier or for a commercial repair facility. Five workshops are scheduled through October.

The workshops will be conducted by experienced DOT/FMCSA field agents who are active in hazardous material and cargo tank training and enforcement--with special training in the details of cargo tank regulatory requirements. They use their experience in conducting facility audits to introduce "real world" issues into the workshops. 

Each workshop focuses on compliance with DOT’s cargo tank qualification and maintenance regulations found in 49 CFR Parts 107 and 180 and provides analysis of the complex series of federal regulations so carriers and repair facilities may achieve full compliance. Information will be presented covering all MC- and DOT-series cargo tanks.

Topics to be covered in the workshop include:

• Overview of 49 CFR Part 180

• Special test/inspection conditions

• External visual inspections

• Internal visual inspections

• Pressure tests

• Leakage tests

• Thickness tests

• Lining inspections

• DOT interpretations

• Compliance dates/tank markings

• Record keeping requirements

• Cargo tank repair and retrofitting

• Compliance and enforcement issues

• Registration procedures for test/inspection facilities

• History/Background of 49 CFR Parts 107 & 180 (HM-183 and HM-213)

• Qualifications of Registered Inspectors, Design Certifying Engineers & Authorized Inspectors

5 Exclusive NTTC Workshops for 2016:

• August 16-17, 2016 at the DoubleTree Suites Seattle Airport/Southcenter Hotel in Seattle WA.

• August 30-31, 2016 at the Philadelphia Marriott West Hotel

in suburban Philadelphia PA.

• September 13-14, 2016 at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel in Jacksonville FL.

• September 13-14, 2016 at the Minneapolis Airport Marriott Hotel in Minneapolis MN.

• October 18-20 in New Orleans, Louisiana--in conjunction with Tank Truck Week--at the Ernest N Morial Convention Center, with lodging at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel. 

The registration rates are $375 for NTTC members and $425 for non-members.

These two-day workshops run from approximately 8:30 am to 4:30 pm each day. Attendees will receive a 200-page workbook, an NTTC Bulk Hazmat Compliance Guide (formerly known as the NTTC Hazardous Materials Regulations book) and meals (breakfast and lunch) both days. Certificates of attendance will be issued to those attending both days.

To register, contact NTTC at (703) 838-1960 or [email protected].