Obtaining a tanker endorsement, on a commercial driver’s license (CDL) allows a driver to operate a combination of vehicles that includes a tank vehicle. To obtain a tanker endorsement, a driver typically must:

  1. Meet all the basic requirements for a CDL, including passing a medical exam and a general knowledge test.

  2. Pass a specialized knowledge test for the tanker endorsement, which covers the laws and regulations specific to operating a tank vehicle.

  3. Pass a skills test, which includes a pre-trip inspection, basic control skills test, and a road test in a vehicle with the type of tank that is being endorsed for.

  4. Complete any additional training or certification required by your employer or the state.

  5. Pass a background check and provide any necessary documentation, such as proof of insurance.

  6. Pay any necessary fees.

It is important to note that the process and requirements for obtaining a tanker endorsement may vary depending on the state. It’s always best to check with your local Department of Motor Vehicles or State transport department for specific requirements in your area. Additionally, you may be required to have a Hazmat endorsement on your CDL to be able to drive a tanker.