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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

CEUs awarded 0.10
Lion Membership           6 months

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Why choose online hazmat rail shipper training?

Online hazmat training is convenient, cost-effective way to satisfy US DOT hazmat employee training mandates for bulk or non-bulk hazmat shippers. Produced and kept up-to-date by Lion's team of experienced hazmat trainers, regulatory experts, Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (CHMM), and Certified Dangerous Goods Professionals (CDGP),  the Hazmat Ground Shipper- Additional Rail Requirements is comprehensive, reliable, and designed to simplify hazmat compliance for new or experienced employees.

Online courses are available 24/7 with support available 7 days a week. Our state-of-the-art learning management system gives you access to tools that will enhance your online training experience:
  • Resume your training from where you left off with automatic bookmarking
  • Track your progress with the detailed course status display
  • Get answers to your course content questions from expert instructors
  • Develop your compliance expertise with engaging interactions
  • Test your knowledge with exercises and quizzes on critical topics
  • Access your complete Lion training history at any time

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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If a carrier rejects your hazardous materials shipment, your team must spend valuable time repackaging, relabeling, rewriting paperwork, or otherwise correcting mistakes big and small. Held-up and rejected shipments disrupt logistics, stall your operations, and can severely impact the bottom line.

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