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  • License Requirements
  • Truck/Road Restrictions
  • Selecting Tank Size
You can find all the applicable state licensing and regulation guidelines by clicking on the links below:
The answer is YES!

A driver is required to have a current and valid DOT health card (medical examiner's certificate) if operating a vehicle that is (Minnesota):

  • 1. Any size, and operating for-hire in intrastate commerce, unless providing transportation described in MN Statute § 221.025, clauses 6, 10, 12, and 13;
  • 2. Any size, and transporting hazardous materials of a type or quantity that requires the vehicle to be placarded;
  • 3. Over 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and operating in interstate commerce;
  • 4. Over 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight (GVW) or GVWR and operating as a private carrier in intrastate commerce;
The answer is YES!

A driver is required to obtain a CDL to operate any of the following vehicles (Minnesota):

  • 1. A single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of more than 26,000 pounds;
  • 2. A combination of vehicles with a combined GVW of more than 26,000 pounds; with a trailer of more than 10,000 pounds GVW
  • 3. Any size vehicle that requires hazardous materials placards
The answer is YES!
During winter months where the frost line is present you weights will be restricted:
National weight standards apply to commercial vehicle operations on the Interstate Highway System, an approximately 40,000-mile system of limited access, divided highways that spans the nation. Off the Interstate Highway System, states may set their own commercial vehicle weight standards.


  • Federal commercial vehicle maximum standards on the Interstate Highway System are:
  • Single Axle: 20,000 pounds
  • Tandem Axle: 34,000 pounds
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 80,000 pounds


When you’re trying to do four or five jobs a day with a 2,200-gallon truck, you spend a lot of time going back and forth to the treatment plant. One or two extra jobs a day can be a game changer and also allows you to fight traffic on your own terms. This could also dramatically save on yearly mileage and fuel consumption.

On the other hand, smaller tank sizes can be ideal for more urban areas or places that are a tight fit, low clearance, or difficult to access. Also, you aren’t restricted by your drivers – meaning you might not need all your drivers to be CDL licensed to operate a smaller tank setup.

Ultimately, it comes down to what makes the most sense for the way you do business. We can help you find a setup that will increase your pumping efficiency. And if you happen to need a size bump, we can get you out-fitted just as easy.

Tank selection is crucial and depends greatly on your pumping application. Aluminum tanks are considerably lighter and great for cold weather climates where corrosion is an issue. This means you can haul bigger loads and stay within you GVW limits.

Selecting a steel tank has the opposite affect. Because steel is much heavier you’ll have to take that extra weight into consideration. Steel does tend to have a longer life span (in non-winter climates), and is easier to maintain with a shine. It also tends to be easier to repair and is more resistant to damage caused by foreign objects.

We’re here to help you find the best working build for your application. Let our experience guide your new truck purchase from start to finish.