Tanker training.

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by seabring, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. seabring

    seabring Road Train Member

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    In canada there is no requirement to have an endorsement on your cdl to haul tanks. I was wondering what procedure you guys in the USA have to do to get this endorsement? Any specialized training courses to do?
    What about HAZMAT?
     
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  3. cowboy_tech

    cowboy_tech Road Train Member

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    Written test for just the tanker endorsement. Hazmat is where jumping through hoops come in, tanker or not.

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  4. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

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    Hazmat has a pretty intensive written test for the endorsement but usually it is multiple choice questions on the computer . Then there has to be fingerprinting and a background check . Just the endorsement doesn't allow a driver to haul hazmat . The carrier must provide certified training that must be renewed every 3 years .
     
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  5. seabring

    seabring Road Train Member

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    Thanks for the relies. Canada has HAZMAT certification but as far as i know its provided by the employer and is specific to that job only. When a driver changes employer if he needs hazmat then he takes the training again with the new company.
     
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    twentyninetimes Light Load Member

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    I am gearing up to get my hazmat. Can i get the background check going first or do i have to take and pass the test before i can get that going?
     
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    Depends on your location. Some said you have to background first and some you can do the test first. In GA you can do the test first.
     
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  8. goodchoice10

    goodchoice10 Heavy Load Member

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    Im in Ohio, I took my HAZMAT test before I got my background check. I passed and the DMV stored the results for up to 45 days while I awaited the results of the background, which only took 5-7 days to get. Once I got the results I went to the DMV and had the endorsement added to my license.......and paid their fee of course :biggrin_2559:

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  9. WomanTrucker2U

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    I went through truck driving school in Missouri. Where I used to live. I went to take all my written/computer tests. Passed hazmat, tankers, and doubles/triples with only studying the CDL book for about 15 minutes on the way with a handful of students in the pickup truck to reach the testing facility. No formal training was required at all. I then drove on a temporary license until I received in the mail that I had passed my background check. At that time I had to take the letter to the license office to get my drivers license changed to permanent.
     
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  10. WomanTrucker2U

    WomanTrucker2U Bobtail Member

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    Oh, and I guess I should mention...that after hauling box for 3 years, I went to my first tanker company that put me in a room to watch videos for 2 days at that point I went out with another driver and filled a couple hoppers in the morning, went back to the yard for lunch and was sent bobtail down the road about an hour to rescue a driver that let his hazmat expire on his license. I then picked up his load from the customer and been hauling hazmat-tanker since.
     
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  11. gallardo

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    my dream job is to be a tanker yanker..i have my hazmat just ready 2 get 2 work
     
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