multiple staff positions required by DOT to take Hazmat training

We recently offered up a survey and asked; true or false, DOT only requires one person per dealer location to be trained in the proper handling of Hazardous Materials. Thank you to everyone who responded — the survey results were interesting and enlightening. The correct answer is FALSE.
Like many dealerships throughout the country, your dealership may have been involved with recent efforts to recover and transport certain passenger safety devices under a national campaign.
In order to prepare and offer shipping papers for these or other shipments in the future, you should be trained in accordance with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations outlined in Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 172, Subpart H.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) strictly regulates the transportation of hazardous materials. DOT’s Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) require you to receive both INITIAL (e.g., within 90 days) and RECURRENT (e.g., a minimum of every three [3] years) training if you, your facility or employees:

  • work in a shipping, receiving, or hazardous material handling area
  • are involved in transporting hazardous materials, or if you affect transportation safety; or
  • are involved in the preparation of hazardous materials shipping papers.

Since 2005, CCAR (the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair) has partnered with ShipMate, Inc. to provide online Hazardous Materials Transportation training that fulfills these regulatory training obligations for the transport of dangerous goods by any mode.
HazmatU®, CCAR’s online web-based hazmat transportation training program, has been set up for use by ALL for dealership staff that work with air bag modules or inflators, and other hazardous materials such as seat belt pretensioners, shocks, used engines, batteries, paint and more!
Training is also available in Spanish, and is also available to Canadian dealers in English or French.
For less than a dollar per day, you can provide much needed (and required) training to ALL of your hazardous materials employees at your dealer location.  CCAR recognizes that hazardous materials pose a significant risk to health, safety, property and/or the environment when offered into transportation.
We trust that you will too!
We encourage all dealers to comply with DOT’s Hazardous Materials Regulations.  If you have any questions related to the transport of automotive hazardous materials, contact ShipMate, inc. at (310) 370-3600, or if you have questions regarding the requirements for training, contact CCAR at (847) 749-4375.
To activate your CCAR HazmatU® training subscription,
please call us toll-free at (888) 476-5465 or
sign up online at:
Thank you – we look forward to serving your training needs and helping your dealership to be safe and profitable in the years ahead!

Written by CCAR