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Shipping Papers for Cylinders

Recently, the question came up: Q. Do I need a shipping paper if I happen to pick up propane cylinders while delivering propane in my bobtail? The association reached out to the Pipeline Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation to inquire. PHMSA provided the answer and covered this topic at our recent Regulatory Training at the TPGA Convention this past August. A. The short and simplest answer is Yes; you must have a shipping paper for the cargo tank as well as the cylinders.

The TPGA store, Propane Service Corporation (PSC) sells vinyl reusable shipping papers that bobtail drivers can use if bobtail drivers pick up cylinders from a customer's location or need them for cylinder delivery vehicles. Just use a grease pen or dry-erase pen each time.

To order, click "Order Now" and choose Cylinder from the Type dropdown menu. Order now at

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