Standard for Tank Vehicles for Flammable and Combustible Liquids
The next edition of this standard is now open for Public Input (formerly proposals).
What is NFPA 385?
NFPA 385 provides for safe transportation of flammable and combustible liquids in tank vehicles through design and construction requirements for tank vehicles that are equivalent to those of the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and through safe operating procedures.
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What does NFPA 385 address?
Topics covered include the design and construction of tank trucks, tank trailers, and tank semi-trailers used to transport stable flammable and combustible liquids, special requirements for tank vehicles used to transport asphalt, requirements for marking and for auxiliary equipment, and specific requirements for delivery operators when loading or unloading the vehicle.
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