COURSE: D.O.T. DRIVER SAFETY TRAINING

CATEGORY: Environmental

COMPLIANCE REFERENCE: Title 49, CFR 172 Department of Transportation

DURATION OF COURSE: 7 hours

PROGRAM GOALS
Course is intended for all drivers who transport hazardous material in over-the-road vehicles. Since the majority of hazardous materials are transported by motor vehicles, and the majority of hazmat accidents are on the nationís highways, all over-the-road vehicle drivers must participate in Driver Training, General Awareness, Function-Specific and Safety training. Drivers must also meet the requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. A Commercial Driverís License with a hazardous materials endorsement is also necessary.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
This course is to ensure that all over-the-road drivers are trained regarding the safe operation of the motor vehicle they are to operate.

  • Review pre-trip inspection procedure used at company.
  • Review the controls and equipment, including emergency equipment, on board the vehicle to be operated.
  • Review other procedures in place at company regarding the safe operation of hazmat transport vehicles.
  • Review all procedures in place at company regarding the loading and unloading of hazardous materials