Do you need a Hazmat endorsement for class b dump truck driving?

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  1. zbs60

    zbs60 Bobtail Member

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    HI All

    My CDL and Hazmat endorsement is about to expire in about 6 weeks. Im thinking about driving a dump truck. Would having a Hazmat endorsement help me get a job driving a dump truck? The finger printing costs 85.00 dollars now and didn't want to spend the money to renew the hazmat if it isn't gonna be needed.

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  2. "semi" retired

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    What are going to haul, nuclear waste? Generally, no, dumps I don't think requires that. I never worried about it.
     
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  3. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    The closed I ever came to hauling haz was oil contaminated dirt. And an old fire station.

    The dirt was out in the boonies and went through the port to a county landfill. 100 miles away.
    The fire station was local to the landfill.

    NO. you don't need the endorsement for dump work.

    Only time I've used my haz endorsement. 30# cylinder from Manasses Va to Boise Id. 18 years ago.
     
  4. "semi" retired

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    I've hauled things in dump trucks that SHOULD have been hazardous, like 5 tri-axle loads of dead chickens,,:puke:
     
  5. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    nope, dump (pun intended) the hazmat.

    you can always get it back in the future if you go back to another job.
     
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  7. McUzi

    McUzi Heavy Load Member

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    Keep it. You never know when you might get fed up with the company or find a honey pot paying job that requires it.
     
  8. oldtrucker66

    oldtrucker66 Light Load Member

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    I agree 100% with @McUzi. I often see dump trailers hauling hazmat.
    What's $85 plus DMV cost of having it on your license? nothing really
    Plus, having hazmat (plus other endorsements) may help you get a better job.
    @Chinatown What's your opinion?
     
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  9. Chinatown

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    I'd keep it; never know when you may have to change jobs or a good paying job becomes available and you can jump on it right then. I pulled reefers 18 years and kept my hazmat current and it paid for itself many times over, even pulling reefers.
     
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  10. TankerP

    TankerP Road Train Member

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    To me, if an endorsement has a 5% chance of getting me a better paying job with better conditions and better benefits, its worth it. Luck is when opportunity meets preparedness. I wan't to be holding that ticket when my ship finally come sailing in. But that's just me.
     
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