Safety Diploma Course

DOT HAZMAT Shipping Training


Transportation of hazardous materials by road through motor carriers is a risky affair. While accepting the consignments of hazardous goods, licensed transporters should make sure that every baggage is properly classified, marked, described, packed and labelled, and the harmful substance is in right condition for shipment in line with the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).

This online course emphasises the importance of safe transportation of hazardous goods by contract, private and company-owned motor carriers and their drivers.

Governing regulations

There are stringent regulations for transporters who carry hazardous materials to various destinations. To make learners understand the prescribed safety standards, the online DOT Hazmat Transportation Carrier Requirements (Highway) course is made to satisfy the training models found in Part 177 and Part 172, Subpart H of the Hazardous Materials Regulations, (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 100-185) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR; Parts 300- 399).

Who must take this course?

As per the recommendations of the DOT, HizMat drivers and employees of motor carriers and shippers should get proper training as required by the HMR.

How long is the course?

The online course can be taken for a minimum duration of two hours to complete. Students have the flexibility of logging on and off as and when needed. Every time they log off, they can create bookmarks so that they can come back and resume from where they left.

How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Once students complete their course successfully, they can get immediate online access to a printable DOT Hazmat Transportation – Carrier Requirements (Highway) Training certificate and wallet card.

How long do I have to complete this course?

There are no restrictions on students as far as duration of the course is concerned. They can take their own time to complete the course. Employers can buy courses for their employees and drivers and there is no time limit for assigning courses to them. So you can purchase the courses in bulk quantity than your current requirements and enjoy the volume discounts.

Continuing education credits?

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

Course Format

Our DOT Hazmat Transportation – Carrier Requirements (Highway) Training course is widely recognised by the transportation sectors across the world for its quality of course content, well-researched graphics and audio presentations and model questions for better preparation for the final exam.

Course synopsis

This online course provides a detailed presentation of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Carrier Road Training. The shot-term course covers all basic concepts and detailed descriptions about the hazardous materials regulations in connection with road transportation. Learners also get information on how to recognize, tag, mark, stick, place placards, pack and handle different types of hazardous items safely, quickly and efficiently. They also get tutored about the existing safe practices, standards and legislations under Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR).

How often is retraining or recertification required?

According to the DOT, Each employee or drivers handling hazardous materials and transport to distant places on road must be regularly retrained to update their knowledge and skill levels at least once in every three years.

Topics Covered

    • About This Course
    • Course Objectives
    • Introduction to DOT Carrier Road Training
      • Applicability
      • Incidents and Statistics
    • Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR)
      • Regulatory Agencies
      • Legal
      • Penalties
      • Responsibilities
      • Training Requirements
      • Training Programs
      • Additional Motor Carrier Requirements
      • Training Records
    • FMCSR
      • 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
  • Marking, Labeling, and Placarding
    • Markings
      • Non-Bulk Markings
      • Bulk Markings
      • Vehicle Identification
      • Hazardous Materials Safety Permit
    • Labeling
      • Exceptions
      • Radioactive Materials
    • Placarding
      • 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 and Incident Reporting
    • 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
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam