New hazmat requirements take effect for U.S. drivers in Canada

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  1. rookietrucker

    rookietrucker Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    New hazmat requirements take effect for U.S. drivers in Canada
     
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    lv gn Heavy Load Member

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    and we should ask the same from their drivers! the south park movie said it best!
     
  3. Roadmedic

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    No problem. They probably have the certification in place. Where ours is lacking. I think it might just be a good idea to expand into our country as well.
     
  4. snowwy

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    i don't see what training would do. our abilities to handle verious emergencies would be limited to no equipment on truck to handle those emergencies. i understand the idea, but really. we just haul the stuff. people that handle the emergencies are equipped, and prepared. and they train over and over. what does do for truckers? we take a class and test. get our certs. but who's going to have the equipment. and who's going to even remember everything there needs to be known. not like an emergency is going to be an every day occurence.
     
  5. IceDogg

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    Right on snowwie. No one ever remembers what the mumbo-jumbo means on a BOL after taking the haz-mat test. Like you said, if there's an emergency, all drivers can do is get away from it and call their dispatcher and Chemtrec.
     
  6. Beechvtail

    Beechvtail Light Load Member

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    Another reason for not hauling HazMat here or in Canada.
     
  7. Buster

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    My company just had us take a course called CTEP (certified training employee program ) This coverd Hazmat transporting, safety, cargo loading / unloading and a bunch of other stuff. There was an actual test at the end. Once we received our certificates we were told to make copies and carry them in the trucks. We were told that DOT was asking drivers if we had any training. There was no issue if you told them "no". But they are asking!! OH, I transport propane.
     
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  8. Hanadarko

    Hanadarko Independent Owner/Operator

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    So if one already has a CDL w/Hazmat - where do we get this extra certificate and does anyone know if that can be done on-line? - I had always thought my license endorsement was enough - guess not.

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  9. jeepskate99

    jeepskate99 Road Train Member

    Wouldn't it make sense for the transporters to know what to do, even if to direct responders that are often under-trained volunteers, since it is most vulnerable WHILE IN TRANSIT?
     
  10. phroziac

    phroziac Road Train Member

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    You can get the certificate complete with carbonless copy at truckstops. JJ keller makes it. Covenant gave us one after giving us a test and..get this..giving us all the answers. They went through the test with us and had us just blurt out the answers. And then when it was the right one he said thats right. and everyone marked it down!!
     
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