Thunder Creek’s new multi-tank trailers allow bulk diesel transport with no CDL

Updated Feb 24, 2018
Thunder Creek launches MTT460 trailers.Thunder Creek launches MTT460 trailers.

Thunder Creek Equipment‘s-new Multi-Tank Trailers (MTT) are the first fuel and service trailers designed to legally transport bulk diesel on the road without requiring drivers to maintain a CDL or HAZMAT endorsement (Title 49 (CFR49).

The trailers are available in 460-, 690- and 920-gallon capacities.

These new trailers retain the manufacturing quality and customization that Thunder Creek’s full line of trailers and bulk fluid handling solutions are known for – including bulk diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) storage and dispensing solutions that ensure fluid purity, the company says.

“This came from a very specific construction industry need to haul bulk fluids from jobsite to jobsite without CDL and HAZMAT licensing,” says Luke Van Wyk, general manager, Thunder Creek Equipment.

“With the shortage of skilled labor in the construction market today, and the difficulty in finding and retaining certified drivers, these new trailers allow any worker with a valid driver’s license to haul the trailers within federal regulations.” (Local regulations may apply.)

That’s made possible, the company says,  by isolating diesel in four, six or eight separate 115-gallon, DOT-compliant non-bulk tanks. Tanks are joined by a manifold to a common pump, creating isolation during transport and controlled dispensing of fuel at the jobsite.

Each trailer is built to maintain a low profile and is configured to provide optimal balance and a smooth ride at highway speeds, as well as in the most rugged off-highway conditions.

Thunder Creek MTT Trailers are built with 10-gauge steel and are supported by the company’s three-year tank and frame warranty.


Bulk fluid solutions without the cost of a bigger fuel truck

Thunder Creek says its MTT Trailers are helping contractors to provide these bulk fluid solutions without the cost of a larger, full-sized fuel truck or third-party delivery service. The new trailers come standard with a 25-gallon-per-minute (GPM) pump, 10-micron fuel filter and a 35-foot auto-retracting hose reel. Options include an ISO-compliant 4-micron fuel filter (ISO 4406) and 50-foot hose reel.

Thunder Creek MTT Trailers also provide DEF handling and storage solutions that ensure optimal DEF quality to protect SCR systems. Each trailer can be outfitted with a 100-gallon DEF tank that features Thunder Creek’s closed DEF delivery system, including the patent-pending 2-in-1 DEF pumping system.

This system connects the DEF tank with the bulk DEF container through a closed coupler. On the jobsite the coupler is replaced with a DEF nozzle for dispensing into the machine, ensuring minimal exposure to outside elements that can throw DEF out of compliance. Each DEF tank leaves the factory cleansed and sealed according to the ISO specification (ISO 22241).


Customized for service, jobsite flexibility

Each MTT Trailer is available with an optional rear utility box . The boxes can be customized to each customer with the inclusion of toolboxes, a workbench with vise and Thunder Creek’s 3-in-1 welder/generator/air compressor.

You can also opt for Thunder Creek’s WorkSight light tower, Field Max tires, 35-pound grease kit, aluminum wheels, solar battery charger, an electric/hydraulic jack and a stainless steel trim/fender upgrade.