DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Highway
In accordance with the DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations 49 CFR Part 172 Subpart H.
Includes modal specific training only. Does not include general awareness training.
“I’m going to start driving hazardous cargo in my new job. This course will be helpful when I’m on the road and have to take the necessary precautions.”
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Our DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Highway course is designed for hazmat employers and hazmat employees engaged in transportation of hazardous materials by private, common, and contract motor carriers. This includes drivers who transport hazardous materials as well as other personnel who package, load, and unload cargo for shipment by highway.This course covers the modal specific training requirements found in 49 CFR Part 177 (Carriage by Highway) of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) and 49 CFR Parts 300-399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR).
For a more detailed insight into the DOT’s regulations for transportation of hazardous materials, you may enroll for our 10-hour DOT Hazmat Transportation: Advanced General Awareness Training.
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Once the required study time of the DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Highway Training has been completed, you can take the final exam. When you pass the final exam, you will receive an electronic course completion certificate that will be emailed to you immediately.
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The core objective of the DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Highway course is to familiarize workers with the requirements for transportation of hazardous materials by highway as set forth in 49 CFR Part 177 (Carriage by Highway) of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) and 49 CFR Parts 300-399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR).
After completion of the DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Highway Training course the learner will be able to:
- Understand the regulatory requirements for transportation of hazardous materials by highway;
- Summarize the training requirements for operators of motor vehicles and cargo tanks;
- Explain the shipping paper and certification requirements for transportation of hazardous materials by highway;
- Understand the requirements for segregation and stowage of hazardous materials;
- Summarize the general as well as specific loading and unloading requirements for motor vehicles and cargo tanks;
- Understand the reporting requirements for incidents involving hazardous materials; and
- Describe the key strategies that can be used to manage security risks.
This course is designed by OSHA Certified Outreach Trainers and is updated and reviewed as soon as new requirements or regulations are issued by OSHA, DOT, and other regulatory agencies. The course meets the compliance requirements of the United States Department of Transportation regulations for Carriage by Highway as set forth in 49 CFR Part 177 and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) as set forth in 49 CFR Parts 300-399.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Once the course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save, or print your Course Completion Certificate in PDF format.
A Final Note
In order to ensure compliance with federal regulations, always consult a current copy of the HMR and any subsequent final rules published in the Federal Register.
It is important to remember that attending a training course on its own will not make a worker competent. Competence is developed over time by implementing the knowledge acquired through a training course to on-the-job work processes. Therefore, in addition to this online course it is important that you receive additional on-site training from your employer.
As an employer, do you want to train your employees as a team? Do your employees want to learn from a qualified instructor?
HAZWOPER OSHA offers customized group instructor-led training (ILT). We facilitate virtual training for groups of all sizes, led by OSHA-authorized trainers who guide individuals through the key topics of the DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Highway Training as per the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) 49 CFR Part 177 and 49 CFR Parts 300-399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR).
We can customize this DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Highway Training course with your workplace-specific requirements so you can quickly and easily meet your workplace safety and health training goals.
Rates for the ILT DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Highway Training course are dependent on the number of participants and changes required (if any) to the course content.
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As experts in the field of safety training, we at HAZWOPER OSHA Training are aware of the various methods employers use to train their employees. Therefore, we are prepared to develop customized SCORM packages to suit your organization’s safety training needs. As such, we can convert this online DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Highway course into a SCORM package to enable you to train your employees using your company’s LMS, making training accessible and hassle-free.
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All our courses are designed to take a specific amount of time. However, some students may get through the course more quickly, while others may take longer to complete their training. This DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Highway course will take around 3 hours to complete.
When transporting hazardous materials by public highways, there is an increased risk to the public and the environment of exposure to hazardous substances in case of an accidental spill or release. Therefore, personnel involved in the carriage of hazardous materials via highways should understand the associated risks and be knowledgeable of the specific regulatory and training requirements specified by the (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).
All hazmat shipments in the United States must comply with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).
This DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Highway 3-Hour training course is designed for hazmat employees involved in transportation of hazardous materials by private, common, and contract motor carriers within states, between states, or internationally.
This DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Highway Training course will provide in-depth knowledge of the Hazardous Materials Table (HMT), shipping paper and certification requirements for transportation of dangerous goods by highway, general and specific hazmat loading and unloading requirements, requirements for segregation and stowage of hazardous materials, precautions for ensuring security of hazmat during transportation, and reporting requirements for incidents involving hazardous materials.
The DOT hazmat transportation training requirements are outlined in Subpart H of Part 172 of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).
All hazmat employers are required to train their hazmat employees who perform any task or function that falls within the preview of the U.S. DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).
The DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Highway Training course is specifically suited to:
- Broaden the knowledge of individuals who have completed our 4-hour DOT Hazmat Transportation: General Awareness Training course.
- Employees of companies involved in the commercial transportation of hazardous materials;
- Shippers who offer hazardous materials in commerce for transport within states, between states, or internationally;
- Workers handling hazmat packages at any point in the transportation value chain and need to understand the requirements for hazmat cargo transportation via highway;
- Persons responsible for the safety of hazardous materials cargo during transportation by highway;
- Drivers of trucks and cargo tanks who transport hazardous materials;
- Other personnel who package, load, and unload cargo for shipment by highway;
- Public security personnel, emergency response personnel, safety officers, other employees who may need to take into consideration the safety of the dangerous goods being transported by highway; and
- Compliance officers who certify that all applicable requirements of the HMR are being met.
The DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Highway course covers the modal specific training requirements found in 49 CFR Part 177 (Carriage by Highway) of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) and 49 CFR Parts 300-399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR).
For more in-depth training of the U.S. DOT’s hazmat regulations, enroll for our 10-Hour DOT Hazmat Transportation: Advanced General Awareness Training course which provides general and function specific guidance for hazmat transportation.
Yes. As recommended by the DOT, hazmat employees must receive recurrent training at least once every three years. All employees whose job function directly affects the safe transportation of hazardous materials must receive training within 90 days after employment or a change in job function.
In addition, according to 49 CFR 172.702(b), the safety training certification of the DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Highway training course must also be updated whenever the DOT issues a new regulation or revises any existing regulations. No employee can perform any activities under the new or revised DOT regulations unless they have been given the necessary training that incorporates the new and/or revised federal rules and regulations.