DOT Training

The DOT requires the training of all hazmat employees.

The DOT was formed in April 1967 and consists of several administrations representing the various transportation modes. The Department serves as the focal point in the federal government for the coordinated National Transportation Policy. The Federal hazardous materials transportation law (49 U.S.C. § 5101 et seq.), is the basic statute regulating the transportation of hazardous materials (hazmat) in the United States. This law requires the training of ALL hazmat employees. The purpose is to increase a hazmat employee’s safety awareness and be an essential element in reducing hazmat incidents. The Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) include training requirements in several sections of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

Our DOT training programs are comprehensive and to the point.

It is a fundamental imperative that all employees involved in handling and transporting hazardous materials understand the dangers and the techniques to mitigate them, and how to handle emergency situations. This DOT required training even includes those that prepare paperwork of hazardous material shipments. Our training programs are comprehensive and to the point, and we use case studies and illustrations to convey the sense of urgency needed for safe and effective hazardous materials transportation. Our courses include:

  • Hazardous Materials Employees: Delineates the requirements of 49 CFR 172.702 and 49 CFR 172.704. All employees who perform any function related to hazardous materials transportation are required by mandate to be trained for safe HazMat transport.
  • Hazardous Materials Drivers: Addresses 49 CFR 177.816. Drivers who are responsible for hazmat shipments require in-depth training that helps them addresses and mitigate the risk of spills and exposure to hazardous materials. 
  • Hazardous Materials Security: Addresses the imperatives 49 CFR 172.704. This training provides the basic hazmat transportation security general awareness training now required for all employees of hazmat shippers, carriers and receivers. The training course provides an introduction to hazmat security, identification of potential targets and threats, and tools for law enforcement, industry and the hazmat community to increase hazmat security.