This fall, please be aware that personnel at the ammonia terminals will require drivers to show their HAZMAT safety permit prior to receiving a load of ammonia. Terminals subject to the Lake Michigan US Coast Guard Port Authority will also need to see TWIC cards from truck drivers entering these facilities as of October 31, 2008. If you don't have a TWIC card you can still get loaded, it will just take longer since you will need to be escorted by the facility personnel the entire time you are on the property.
For ag retailers, don't forget that you can get seasonal employees a restricted class B CDL to transport ammonia nurse tanks without having to go through the fingerprint and background check. The application for the farm service restricted CDL is posted on the IFCA website under "Regulations" and then "Secretary of State."