FMCSA advises immediate reinspection of some cargo tank motor vehicles

April 15, 2016 By    

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a safety advisory to notify owners and operators that some cargo tank motor vehicles were improperly inspected and must be reinspected and retested before continuing service.

According to FMCSA, the advisory applies to cargo tanks that were inspected or tested from April 2011 through March 2016 by H&W Tank Testing in Ohatchee, Ala., or Christopher Humphries in Jacksonville, Ala.

Even though both inspectors are based in Alabama, the National Propane Gas Association recommends all members review their cargo tank records. The association adds that the notice could affect members as far as the Middle Atlantic region.

Cargo tanks improperly inspected by these facilities must be reinspected and retested as soon as possible by a cargo tank facility registered with FMCSA. Before resuming service, cargo tank owners must provide FMCSA with documentation that all affected cargo tanks are properly reinspected and retested.

Visit FMCSA’s Safety Advisory page for details on necessary documentation and where to send it.

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