49 CFR (DOT) Shipping by Ground

Summary

The Department of Transportation (DOT), through the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), enforces regulations that cover the safe transport of hazardous materials in commerce and the applicable through every step of the shipping process, which includes highway/ground transportation of such materials. These requirements apply to offerors as defined in 49 CFR, Section 171.8 Definitions and Abbreviations and Section 171.1 Applicability of Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).

Due to the constant changes of the relevant regulations, it is required that hazmat employees undergo recurrent training within three years of their initial training. For this reason, our Shipping by Ground courses are distinguished between Initial Training for those who are new to the ground transport of hazardous materials, and Recurrent Training for those who need to recertify their training.

If your job involves any function that will affect the transport and/or the process for the transport of hazardous materials by highway, you cannot refrain from taking these courses.

If you are involved in the shipping and handling of lithium batteries, it is highly recommended that you also purchase our Supplemental Lithium Batteries Training, which is available in this store. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure their employees are trained commensurate with their responsibilities and that they may need additional training.

 

UPDATED FOR 2018

Note: This course is based on the most current edition of 49 CFR, and it is recommended that you have this regulation on hand when taking this online DOT hazmat training courses.  If you prefer, you can view an electronic copy of 49 CFR at PHMSA's Online CFR (oCFR) website. For further information, please call our office at (844) 532-7634.

 

 

Courses

49 CFR (DOT Ground) Training - Initial

Federal and International government regulations require that anyone defined as a hazmat employee involved in the handling of hazardous materials must undergo training prior to embarking on the role of being a hazmat employee. This means that employers must provide each of their hazmat employees with training, regardless of the size of the company, and that even those who are self-employed need to receive training in order to comply with these regulations. All this must be done to avoid penalties and the risk of being involved in an incident related to a shipment of hazardous materials. Hazmat employees whose function requires training must receive instructions that are specific to their job function and the responsibilities that come with it. They must also undergo general awareness training to understand the transportation process as a whole, as well as security awareness training that prepares them to recognize an insider or outsider threat that is prohibited and could potentially interfere with the compliance process and jeopardize the safety of the transportation system. Any hazmat employee whose job also involves driving a commercial vehicle transporting hazardous materials must receive additional training to avoid incidents. Drivers must be aware of shipper and/or offeror responsibilities in order to be able to identify deficiencies that are subject to legal penalties which in the end could affect the driver’s driving record. This course provides required initial hazmat training to participants involved with shipping, receiving, handling, and storage of hazardous materials by ground transport. Hazardous materials training is based on the requirements outlined in the most current version of Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations Subpart H, Section 172.704 (49 CFR).  
$325.00




49 CFR (DOT Ground) Training - Recurrent

United States Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR) requires hazmat employees to undergo refresher training within three years of the previous training, or else they are not legally allowed to perform any duties involving the handling of hazardous materials prior to transportation. The reason for this is to maintain accuracy and stay up to date with new and amended regulations. All hazmat employees, even experienced professionals in the field, need to become familiar with any updates to 49 CFR for the safety of themselves and others. This course provides required refresher DOT hazmat training to participants involved with shipping, receiving, handling, and storage of hazardous materials by ground transport. Hazardous materials training is based on the requirements outlined in the most current version of Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations Subpart H, Section 172.704 (49 CFR).  
$325.00




49 CFR Ground Hazmat Segregation Training

There are many instances in which incompatible hazardous materials may react with each other if they come in contact while being stored and/or transported, including when they are packaged together in the same outer package or transport vehicle. Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations Subpart C – Segregation and Separation, covers the requirements for segregation and provides guidance on how to do this. Exceptions that may apply are also noted in this subpart. This supplemental training provides function-specific training in regards to Segregation of Hazardous Materials based on the requirements outlined in the most current version of Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations  Subpart H, Section 172.704 (49 CFR).
$50.00




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