FMCSA issues safety advisory for certain cargo tanks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is issuing a safety advisory to provide notice to owners and operators of DOT407 and DOT412 cargo tank motor vehicles manufactured by Keith Huber Incorporated.

These cargo tanks are NOT in compliance with Federal Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs) and do NOT meet 49 CFR 178.347. This Safety Advisory is for cargo tanks manufactured by Keith Huber Incorporated prior to May 1, 2013.

* IMPORTANT NOTE: Keith Huber Incorporated is no longer in business and ceased manufacturing cargo tanks on or about May 1, 2013. Keith Huber Incorporated is a distinct entity from the Keith Huber CorporationCargo tanks manufactured by the Keith Huber Corporation are NOT subject to this safety advisory.

Continued use of the Keith Huber Incorporated DOT407 and DOT412 cargo tanks in specification hazardous materials service is prohibited; owners and operators are subject to immediate enforcement and civil penalties.

The complete safety advisory is available online at the FMCSA website.

Owners and operators with questions are directed to contact FMCSA’s Hazardous Materials Division at fmcsa.cargotank@dot.gov.