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DOT Driver (CDL) HAZMAT Transportation

Online Training Certification Course

49 CFR 177

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Drivers must receive specialized shipping training that helps them deal with hazardous materials. Our online training certification course covers important concepts of HAZMAT driver training, including how to safely load, unload, store, and transport hazardous materials on the road. Online training content also covers best practices to properly mark, label, identify, placard, and package different classes of hazardous materials.

HAZMAT materials are found all around us, from gasoline to batteries, pharmaceuticals, cleaning supplies, and more. When potentially dangerous materials are on the move, CDL HAZMAT driver training ensures that HAZMAT drivers keep themselves, the roads, and our communities safe.

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Both carriers and shippers must receive proper training as required by the HMR. HAZMAT employees involved in road-based transportation must be trained as required by Part 172 Subpart H, as well as the general compliance and testing for motor carriers covered in Part 177.800.

CASE STUDY No. 2: On February 13th, 1991, a tractor-semi trailer cargo tank overturned on a main highway when the driver lost control of the vehicle in a curve. The vehicle overturned on its side and struck the embankment of a drainage ditch in a dirt field beside the road. The cargo tank, which contained 8,800 gallons of automotive gasoline, landed on a dirt field beside the road, while the rear end of the tank landed on a car parked in the field.

Fifteen minutes later the gasoline ignited a residence, and went on to engulf the overturned cargo tank, the car beneath it, and a second car nearby. Gasoline runoff in the drainage ditch entered the underground drainage system and was also ignited.

In addition to the total loss of the tank truck, its cargo, and the two parked cars, four homes and their contents were heavily destroyed and all the residents within a two-mile-square area were forced to evacuate.

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Governing Regulations

Both the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) require safety training for any workers who may come into contact with hazardous materials.

The requirements for the transportation of hazmat by private, common, and contract motor carriers are found in Part 177, Carriage by Highway, of the HMR and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR), Parts 300-399. Requirements of Part 177 are in addition to requirements found in Parts 171, 172, 173, 178, and 180 of the HMR.

What You'll Learn

    About This Course
    Course Objectives
    Introduction to DOT Carrier Road Training
  • Applicability
  • Incidents and Statistics
  • 49 CFR Parts 300-399
  • FMCSR Part 382
  • FMCSR Part 383
  • FMCSR Part 390
  • FMCSR Part 391
  • FMCSR Part 392
  • FMCSR Part 397
  • Motor Carrier Safety Act of 1990
    Hazardous Materials Table (HMT)
  • Columns 1-10 of the HMT
  • Appendix A and B
  • How to Use the HMT
    Hazard Classes
  • Nine Hazard Classes
  • ORM-D
  • Exceptions
    Loading and Unloading
  • Attendance Requirements for Cargo Tanks
  • Special Loading and Unloading Requirements
  • Class 1-Explosive Materials
  • Class 2-Gases
  • Class 3-Flammable and Combustible Liquids
  • Selected Class 4 and 5 Material
  • Class 8-Corrosive Materials
  • Division 2.3 and Division 6.1
  • Class 7-Radioactive Material
  • Exclusive Use vs. Sole Use
  • Segregation Table
  • Table Legend
  • Compatibility Table
  • Non-Bulk Markings
  • Bulk Markings
  • Vehicle Identification
  • Hazardous Materials Safety Permit
  • Exceptions
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Exceptions
  • Prohibited Placarding
  • Placarding Tables
  • Placarding Table 1 and 2
  • Dangerous Placard
  • Placarding Subsidiary Hazards
  • Placard Specifications
    Motor Vehicles in Emergency Situations
    Broken or Leaking Packages
    Disabled Motor Vehicles
    Motor Vehicles Carrying Passengers for Hire
    Shipping Papers
  • Shipping Paper Offered to Rail Carrier
  • Accessibility
  • Emergency Response Information
  • Shipper's Certification
  • Retention
    Incident Reporting
    Security Awareness
  • Security Plan Requirements
  • Security Plan Elements
  • Security Training
  • Potential Threats
  • Safety Precautions
    Additional Resources

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

The DOT requires all hazardous materials employees to complete training within 90 days of hire. Training must be repeated in full at least once every three years to be in compliance with 49 CFR 172.704.

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

Frank W Verified
DOT Driver (CDL) HAZMAT Transportation

I did read all the signed topics and after wrote the interview test it’s really simple and passed with 95%

Juan R Verified
DOT Driver (CDL) HAZMAT Transportation

Muy bueno este curso por que te enseña cosas interesantes y cosas que no sabes las cuales son muy importantes para tu día a día en el trabajo y regulaciones importantes.....

Zaki B Verified
DOT Driver (CDL) HAZMAT Transportation

thank god for this course

Sharod C Verified
DOT Driver (CDL) HAZMAT Transportation

The course was very informative

Troy H Verified
DOT Driver (CDL) HAZMAT Transportation

This class was very informative and easy to understand with the voice readbacks. I understood them better than reading them straight. Great Class!!

Byron A Verified
DOT Driver (CDL) HAZMAT Transportation

It was a great experience. Thank you for an extensive training. Even though I have my Hazmat endorsement I fill more competent and aware. Thank you. I'm very grateful.

Ivan P Verified
DOT Driver (CDL) HAZMAT Transportation

It was excellent!!

Erik Z Verified
DOT Driver (CDL) HAZMAT Transportation

Very easy to use

Marcus D Verified
DOT Driver (CDL) HAZMAT Transportation

I learned a lot with this course.

Evan C Verified
DOT Driver (CDL) HAZMAT Transportation

it was a awesome class learned a lot see you in three years

Pradeep S Verified
DOT Driver (CDL) HAZMAT Transportation

Great experience

Rodney P Verified
DOT Driver (CDL) HAZMAT Transportation

the test was nice and Challenging

Vladimir T Verified
DOT Driver (CDL) HAZMAT Transportation

Thank you very much for the teaching material. I recommend you to everyone. I took the test with three attempts, although I was 100 percent sure that I knew everything - but it turned out it was not. Thank you for refreshing my memory and re-reading and learning all the material - this is very useful

Dave M Verified
DOT Driver (CDL) HAZMAT Transportation

Good course. Liked the self check questions and he case studies were interesting.

Juan M Verified
DOT Driver (CDL) HAZMAT Transportation

The course was very detailed and provided the needed training for me to level up my knowledge as a Class A HAZMAT TANKER driver.

Francisco E Verified
DOT Driver (CDL) HAZMAT Transportation

very good training, a little confusing but it is good



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