DOT Training Section

  • CSA And Your Businesss - FMCSA's compliance and safety programs improve and promote safety performance and save lives. However, agency resources available for these efforts have remained relatively constant over time, despite increases in the regulated population and additional programmatic responsibilities. FMCSA has identified limitations in both how safety is measured and how unsafe behaviors, once identified, are corrected.
  • For Training Purposes Only

    These modules are for training purposes only; they are not a substitute for the Hazardous Materials Regulations. In order to be sure you're in compliance with the regulations, refer to a current copy of the Hazardous Materials Regulations and the final rules published in the Federal Register. In the event of a discrepancy between these training modules and the current HMR, the HMR is the authoritative source.

    Welcome to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Pipeline
    and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's (PHMSA) Hazardous Materials General Awareness/ Familiarization training program. This program is designed to:

    • familiarize you with the requirements of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR); and
    • enable you to recognize and identify hazardous materials.

    The training provides an overview of:

    • the Hazardous Materials Table;
    • Hazard Classes;
    • Packaging;
    • Marking, Labeling, and Placarding;
    • Shipping Papers; and
    • Incident Reporting
  • TSA is providing these voluntary security practices as measures that should be considered for implementation by motor carriers transporting Tier 1 HSSM and Tier 2 HSSM. If the motor carrier adopts these security practices, TSA recommends that the practices be included in security plans when they are developed, implemented, and revised. The security practices are voluntary to allow highway motor carriers to adopt measures best suited to their particular circumstances provided the measures are consistent with existing regulations, laws, or directives.
  • TSA is providing these voluntary security practices as measures that should be considered for implementation by motor carriers transporting Tier 1 HSSM and Tier 2 HSSM. If the motor carrier adopts these security practices, TSA recommends that the practices be included in security plans when they are developed, implemented, and revised. The security practices are voluntary to allow highway motor carriers to adopt measures best suited to their particular circumstances provided the measures are consistent with existing regulations, laws, or directives.

  • DOT.GOV: In May, 1997, the National Private Truck Council’s Private Fleet Management Institute (PFMI) began a research program in cooperation with Sue Roberts Health Concepts, Inc., ATA Foundation, Inc. and te Federal Highway Admnistration’s Office of Motor Carriers (now the Federal Motor Carrie Safety Administration) todesign, develop, and evaluate a model truck and bus driver wellness program. This wellness program was developed to provide a resource for addressing truck and bus industry challenges in the areas of driver safety, turnover, performance, job satisfaction, and industry competition. It is intended to provide strategies to give drivers opportunities for improved health.

  • This DOT Hazmat course is designed to meet the DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation training requirements of 49 CFR 172 subpart H and is required every three years.

    You may have been asked by UPS (United Parcel Service) or FedEx (Federal Express) to complete DOT training for the shipment of hazardous materials. You do not have to spend hundreds of dollars to meet your DOT training requirements.

    DOT Training is required for anyone who ships hazardous materials or dangerous goods such as solvents, perfumes, hazardous waste, infectious material or tissues, flammables, cleaning supplies and many other categories that carry a hazardous label.

  • Globally Harmonized System of Classification:  The GHS is an acronym for The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. The GHS is a system for standardizing and harmonizing the classification and labeling of chemicals.
  • Hazard Communications - In order to ensure chemical safety in the workplace, information must be available about the identities and hazards of the chemicals. OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires the development and dissemination of such information: Chemical manufacturers and importers are required to evaluate the hazards of the chemicals they produce or import, and Prepare labels and material safety data sheets (MSDSs) to convey the hazard information to their downstream customers. All employers with hazardous chemicals in their workplaces must have labels and MSDSs for their exposed workers, and train them to handle the chemicals appropriately.
  • PSM - Unexpected releases of toxic, reactive, or flammable liquids and gases in processes involving highly hazardous chemicals have been reported for many years in various industries that use chemicals with such properties. Regardless of the industry that uses these highly hazardous chemicals, there is a potential for an accidental release any time they are not properly controlled, creating the possibility of disaster.