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Bulk Milk Trucks & Haulers

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Milk produced on dairy farms is transported in bulk quantities to the processing facilities in large-volume trucks that are filled on the farm sites. These trucks are inspected regularly to verify that they are cleaned properly and well-maintained to protect the integrity of the milk as it's shipped.

Haulers, who drive bulk milk trucks, are trained and tested on a regular basis to be sure they know proper cleaning and sanitation protocols, as well as understand how to collect samples properly.

Bulk Milk Route/Truck Permit

Bulk Milk Route/Truck Permit Application (State Form 50907

  • Permits expire annually - December 31 every year
  • Who needs this permit?
    • Any bulk milk pickup truck/tanker used to transport bulk raw milk for pasteurization from a dairy farm to a milk plant, receiving or transfer station.
    • Any bulk milk pickup truck/tanker used to transport bulk milk product to and from dairy processing plants.
    • Any truck picking up manufactured grade milk cans for delivery to a manufactured grade processing plant.

Requirements for the Route/Truck Permit

  • Submission of application form
  • Satisfactory inspection of bulk truck tank and appurtenances by BOAH personnel

Bulk Milk Hauler/Sampler Permit Application

When applying for a bulk hauler sampler permit online make sure that you finish the Sampler Permit Application before proceeding to the exam guide.

Bulk Milk Hauler/Sampler Permit Information

  • Permits expire every 2 years in conjunction with the inspection date
  • Who needs this permit?
    • Anyone who collects samples and may transport raw milk from a farm and/or raw milk products to or from a milk plant, receiving station or transfer station.
    • Any industry field representative collecting official raw milk farm samples.
    • Any farm personnel collecting raw milk samples from their farm milk supply (i.e. direct load farms, farmstead processors).

Requirements to Be a Milk Hauler

  • Submit online application
  • Review study materials
  • Complete and pass the online exam
  • Successfully complete an on-site inspection by BOAH personnel of hauling/sampling procedures

Note: After successful permitting by BOAH, haulers/samplers need to contact the Indiana Creamery License Board to obtain their permit.  They may be reached at Creamery License Division, Purdue University;

Milk Hauler Study Materials

- Bulk Milk Haulers: Guide to Basics

- Bulk Hauler Training Presentation

- Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) (Look at Appendix B)

- Milk Transportation and Bulk Milk Collection (IAC 345 8-2-3.5 and 3-2-4)

- Bulk Milk Hauler Study Guide

Milk Hauler with In-Line Sampling Endorsement

Training Videos