Getting a hazmat

Discussion in 'Hazmat Trucking Forum' started by dwalto, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    In Arkansas, you have to get the background check/fingerprinting done first. Then go take your test. Then go back to the license office and get your new license.
     
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  2. Artsy1

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    In Virginia, It's submit for background $83, receive letter then take test. VA also offers $20 discount on TWIC cred if you show them your HAZMAT endorsement. Then the ~$125 TWIC becomes ~$105.
     
  3. GasHauler

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    This to me sounds like the best way to go.
     
  4. Artsy1

    Artsy1 Bobtail Member

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    I do find it interesting and wonder what goes into the decision each state makes as to which to require 1st.
    I will add though, a tidbit on the TWIC Credential that ties in here—if you are seeking both haz &TWIC, in VA, getting TWIC 1st saves a couple dollars.
    TWIC:$125
    HAZ:$83
    HAZ discounted with presenting your TWIC: $49
    TWIC discounted when presenting your HAZ: $105
    So $125+$49 =$174
    $83+$105=$188
    Cheers
     
  5. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    There should be more standardization between the states on the procedure to get the Haz endorsement. Like every state being the same as far as the order testing and the rest is done. And also the way some states offer discounts when Haz and Twic are done close together and other states don't.
    But unfortunately, to do that would necessitate getting the Feds involved and I know they couldn't do it without screwing it up.
     
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  6. x1Heavy

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    They ruined the kitchen, all them Fed Cooks.

    I turned in my Hazmat for personal reasons not related to this topic but am glad that most every hazmat load in my experience was trouble free and the process was relatively simple requiring just a written. Not all this over baked fed hysteria driven post 9-11 stuff that really does not help weed out those intent on bad things.
     
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