National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have scheduled four cargo tank test and inspection workshops in California for this summer.

Scheduled dates and locations are June 29-30 at the Holiday Inn Bay Bridge, Oakland CA; July 19-20, Holiday Inn Denver Airport, Denver CO; August 24-25, Holiday Inn Downtown, Providence RI; and September 14-15 Holiday Inn West Memphis, West Memphis AR.

The two-day workshops cover compliance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) cargo tank qualifications and maintenance regulations found in 49CFR Parts 107 and 180.

The program was developed by the FMCSA administrator to provide up-to-date information to tank truck carrier and commercial repair facility personnel responsible for compliance with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulatory requirements.

Topics include overview of 49 CFR Part 180; special test/inspections conditions; registration procedures for test/inspection facilities; qualifications of registered inspectors and authorized inspectors; external and internal visual inspection; pressure, leakage, and thickness tests; lining inspections; recordkeeping; and DOT interpretations and compliance and enforcement issues.

Discussions also will include the impact of HM-213 on trailer maintenance procedures. The rule significantly revised the maintenance regulations found in Part 180.

The sessions will be conducted by FMCSA field agents active in cargo tank regulatory enforcement.

All types of specification cargo tanks will be covered during the course.

Cost is $275 per person and includes a detailed workbook, NTTC hazardous materials regulations book, two lunches, morning coffee, and certificate of attendance.

Workshop registration information will be mailed before each workshop.

For more information, call NTTC at 703-838-1960.