If you are transporting Diesel or Kerosene, or Jet A fuels you do not need a USDOT 406 Code system. Diesel fuel does not require a Specification Package.
If you are an INDIVIDUAL transporting Gasoline or ANY fuel for Personal Private Use you do not need a DOT406 System. The USDOT does NOT regulate individuals, only commerce or commercial applications. This IS NOT limited to 110 gallons as believed. Under these regulations you can transport any quantity you want.
If you are a business, if you are transporting Gasoline for commerce or commercial reasons, you must use a DOT 406 Code Specific System to do so.
The following entities are exempt from all HazMat regulations with regards to transporting fuels of ALL KINDS. If you are one of these entities the USDOT DOES NOT enforce DOT 406 standards for you.
- All Federal Government agencies
- All Municipalities
- All Indian Reservations
- Academic Institutions
- Agricultural applications
- Private individuals
As cited in The Code of Federal Regulations, CFR49 171.1 Section “D” # 6. This can be reviewed in context and in depth at http://phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/regs or you can follow this link to locate your states USDOT Enforcement Division ask them to review this site information and confirm the accuracy of the information http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/mission/field-offices
This is usually a simple inexpensive test and is an endorsement on your license. The test is mostly about understanding “surge” , high gravity issues, and hazmat response and containment.
Young inexperienced drivers should never transport fuels of any kind.
However that standard only applies to static display tanks. Once they become mobile the UL142 listing no longer applies. There is not a UL standard for fuel trailers.