DOT Hazardous Materials Transport Training Courses

We offer Half-Day, Full-Day and Multiple-Day courses – whatever best meets our clients’ needs. This training is designed to satisfy the detailed DOT Hazardous Materials Rules (49 CFR 172.704) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations (Section 1.5) in an understandable and entertaining format.

In North America, hazardous materials are transported through millions of miles of underground pipelines and related structures that can contain natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil, gasoline, diesel fuel, anhydrous ammonia, carbon dioxide, jet fuel and other commodities. Although pipelines are buried, there are above-ground structures and signs indicating the presence of underground transmission pipelines.


~Emergency Response Guidebook (2012)

What/Who’s Regulated

  • Hazardous materials/Dangerous goods
  • Shipper/carrier/consignee
  • Exclusions

Identification and Packaging

  • Shipping descriptions
  • Shipper’s certification/declaration
  • Hazardous Materials Table (HMT)/Dangerous Goods List (DGL)
  • Hazard classes and divisions
  • UN specification packaging requirements/Packing instructions
  • Shipping empty containers and residues
  • Reuse of containers

Hazard Communication

  • Labels
  • Markings
  • Placards
  • Shipping papers/Waybills
  • Emergency response information

Transport Security

  • Security plan requirements
  • Security training

Other Things to Consider

  • Material segregation requirements
  • Employee testing and certification
  • Related Federal Motor Carrier rules