DOT approved gas cans??

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by purelake, May 21, 2008.

  1. purelake

    purelake LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    We were told that you need to have DOT approved metal gas cans. The only ones we can find that are "DOT approved" are 5 gallon for $180.00. I have seen the metal Type 2 cans and thought these were good enough. I am in New York and apparently in my area there is a local cop who LOVES to harrass the landscapers in the area by pulling them over and writing LOTS of tickets. His favorite is the gas can one which is $500.00 fine.

    Does anyone know anything about these cans or heard of anything? Thanks.
  2. escient

    escient LawnSite Member
    Messages: 105

    Man, I'd look that one up. If your vehicle is not subject to DOT regulations - neither are your gas cans...

    His mother must be so proud... Might as well be pulling cats out of trees...
  3. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    What an a-hole. Tell him your other gas cans are milk jugs.
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,652

    I don't carry fuel in cans thou my main thing is theft prevention and low boiling points which in turn could lead to refined grade separation and degradation, also evaporation. So I would have to guess it is a fire hazard as well.
    But they don't fool with me, I've never been pulled over.
  5. Lawn-Sharks

    Lawn-Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    We are required to use DOT approved ventless gas cans here in florida, but their easy to find and they only about $20-$30 (plastic)

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