DOT Regulations for Mobile Fuel Containers

DOT Regulations and DOT 406 Specification

A DOT specification tank meets the federal requirement for the transport of Gas and AV Gas over a public roadway per Title 49 (Transportation) for transport in bulk containers. DOT 406 tanks are also suitable for transport for Diesel and Jet-A, but NOT REQUIRED.

Transporting Gasoline

A DOT 406 Tank is AUTHORIZED for the transport of Gas and AV Gas (UN1203) on public roadways per FEDERAL transportation requirements.

The US transportation legislation that governs the transport of hazardous materials such as fuel in the Hazardous Materials Table found in Title 49 CFR §172.101. This table specifies that the transport of Gas (UN1203), including AV Gas/100LL, and other fuels with flash points les than 38°C (100°F) in bulk containers are subject to 49 CFR §173.242 (Bulk packaging for certain medium hazard liquids and solids, including solids with dual hazards). The flash-point, temperature at which a fuel can vaporize and form an ignitable mixture, for gas is less than -40°C (-40°F). 49 CFR §173.242 cites DOT 406 tanks as suitable for the transport of such materials. The details of the DOT 406 specification can be found in 49 CFR §178 sub-parts 345 and 346.

The E-Cube Mobile is authorized for the transport of Gas as an UN 31A Group Y IBC.

Transport of No. 2 Diesel Fuel and Jet-A

A DOT 406 tank IS NOT REQUIRED but IS AUTHORIZED for the transport of Diesel Fuel (UN1202/NA1993) or Jet-A/Jet Fuel (UN1863) on public roadways per FEDERAL transportation requirements. DOT 406 tank is also suitable for the transport of No. 2 Diesel Fuel (UN1202/NA1993) and Jet-A/Jet Fuel (UN1863), BUT IS NOT REQUIRED per Special Provision B1 found in 49 CFR 172.102, p. 325 noted in the Hazardous Materials Table found in 49 CFR §172.101. Special Provision B1 specifies that materials with flash-points above 38°C (100°F) and lower than 93°C (200°F) are subject to 49 CFR §173.241 (Bulk packaging for certain low hazard liquid and solid materials). 49 CFR §173.241 specifies that non-DOT specification cargo tank motor vehicles are suitable for the transport of such fuels. No. 2 Diesel Fuel (UN1202/NA1993) and Jet-A/Jet Fuel (UN1863) have a flash-point greater than 58°C (125°F). The E-Cube Mobile is authorized for the transport of PG II and III liquids such as diesel and Jet-A as a UN 31A Group Y IBC.

E-Cube Mobile DOT and UL Ratings

  • UN 31A GROUP Y INTERMEDIATE BULK CONTAINER (IBC)
    Such IBCs are SUITABLE for the transport of Gasoline and AV Gas(UN1203) on public roadways per FEDERAL transportation requirements per 49 CFR §173.242 subpart (d). Group Y IBCs are authorized to transport UN Packaging Group (PG) II and III materials, which includes Gasoline (UN1203) and No. 2 Diesel Fuel (UN1202/NA1993). See 49 CFR §178.703 (Marking of IBCs)
  • 31: Rigid IBC for liquids
  • A: Steel
  • Group Y: Meets tests for Packing Groups (PG) II and III.

UL-142 as an Above Ground Storage Tank, Which has no applicability to DOT ratings.

DOUBLE-WALL CONSTRUCTION: A double-wall tank is not required per FEDERAL transportation requirements for the transport of diesel or gasoline in bulk containers, but MAY be required by local or other jurisdictional regulations.

UL 142 AND 2085: Underwriters Laboratories (UL) standards 142 and 2085 DO NOT APPLY to mobile fuel storage containers, only to stationary above ground storage tanks as specified in the scope of the UL 142 standard, part 1.7.

DISCLAIMER: The information on this page and found elsewhere on this site IS NOT legal advice. The end user of equipment such as fuel
tanks and trailers assumes all responsibility for compliance with any federal, local or other jurisdictional rules and regulations and
is advised to do independent research to assure such compliance. Envirosafe Tanks and Memco Inc. assume no responsibility for compliance.
DOT 406 tanks sold by Envirosafe are certified as such, however DOT 406 certification DOES NOT guarantee compliance with all applicable
rules and regulations.
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