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Hazmat Ground Shipper – Additional Rail Requirements

Course Code: HMT 370

This online course expands on the hazardous materials professional's highway shipping knowledge and covers the unique rules for shipping hazmat by rail.
US DOT requires function-specific training for all “hazmat employees.” Hazmat training must be repeated  at least once every three years.

Effective, reliable 49 CFR hazardous materials training is critical to protect personnel, prevent rejected shipments or emergency releases, and avoid costly DOT hazmat fines.

Your Registration Includes:

  • Engaging, interactive 49 CFR hazardous materials shipper training.
  • Access to 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) 
  • Trusted compliance resources and references to simplify hazmat compliance.
  • Year-round updates to your course resources and alerts about rule changes.
  • 365 days of Lion Membership for complete compliance support.
  • Certificate to demonstrate competence and fluency in 49 CFR hazmat regulations.
DOT Hazmat Rail Shipper Training Covers:
  • Understanding the rail supply chain
  • Offering and accepting hazmat rail shipments
  • Placarding requirements for hazmat rail cars
  • Loading, unloading, and transloading rail tank cars
  • Packaging hazmat for rail and handling leaking packages
  • Shippers’ tank car inspection responsibilities
  • New and developing rules for high-hazard flammable trains (HHFTs)
  • Unique requirements and restrictions for Class 3, 2, 2.1, and 6.1 materials
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Key Learning Objectives:

  • Develop basic understanding of the hazmat-by-rail supply chain
  • Properly prepare and offer hazmat by tank car, freight container, bulk or non-bulk package for transportation by rail in compliance with 49 CFR. 
  • Detail the unique restrictions for Class/Division 2, 2.1, 3, and 6.1 materials. 

Online Course Details

Course code HMT 370
Compatible on Desktop, tablet, or mobile
Duration 1 hour
Access time 90 days
Certificate issued Yes
Training required by      US DOT (49 CFR 172.704(a)(2)

CEUs and Certification Maintenance

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Lion Membership           6 months

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What's different about online training at

Professionals choose Lion’s online training because our courses are more detailed and more up-to-date than other training available.

Hazardous materials, environmental, and safety professionals rely on Lion for:
  • Courses developed and supported by credentialed, experienced trainers.
  • Materials updated continuously to keep pace with changing regulations.
  • Unrivaled training resources to simplify compliance and inform decision making.
  • Flexible, convenient solutions to fit any schedule or learning style.
  • Ongoing compliance support, including the Lion Finder Service

Online courses can be accessed 24/7, from any internet connection, with support available 7 days a week. Test drive a course or learn more about online training.  

Who takes this Hazmat Rail Shipper online course?

This hazmat rail shipper course is designed for hazmat employees with a working knowledge of the US DOT’s 49 CFR hazmat regulations who need to know the additional rules that apply to hazmat shipments offered for rail transportation.

Hazmat Training Prerequisite: 

Lion recommends that employees complete training in the basic US DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR). This Rail Shipper course covers only the unique, additional requirements that impact the rail mode.

We recommend completing HMT P30 or HMT 300, Hazmat Ground Shipper Certification (DOT), prior to this training.

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