HazMat Training in Louisiana and Arkansas
Individual and Fleet Training for Hazardous Materials Endorsement
Diesel Driving Academy offers a Hazmat training program for experienced drivers or can tailor our HazMat course for fleet training. Our HazMat training is available for students who have previously completed their ELDT training requirements or drivers who currently hold a valid Class A CDL. Diesel Driving Academy has offered exceptional CDL training for over 50 years. We are here to help drivers take the next step in their careers.
What is the HazMat Endorsement?
A Hazmat Endorsement allows truck drivers to transport any materials categorized as hazardous materials, such as; explosives, corrosive materials, gases, flammable or combustible liquids and solids, radioactive materials, poisons or oxidizing substances. The Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM) defines a hazardous material as “any item or agent…which has the potential to cause harm to humans, animals, or the environment, either by itself or through interaction with other factors.” Professional drivers who have proper HazMat training understand proper safety protocols and processes for handling the materials they are transporting.
Why should you Consider a HazMat Training?
First and foremost, truck drivers who can transport hazardous materials will ultimately have more job opportunities available, both in routes and in pay. A driver’s pay is based on experience, but most carriers will compensate drivers a bonus per mile to drive Hazardous materials. Carriers understand the additional safety considerations and knowledge needed to transport these materials. Endorsements can show employers your dedication to safety and make you stand out during an interview process.
Currently, HazMat drivers are one of the highest-paying job opportunities in the trucking industry. Additionally, some carriers specialize in hazardous materials. Therefore, only drivers with the necessary endorsements can apply for these open positions.
HazMat Fleet Training
Diesel Driving Academy can create a specific training module that works for individual companies and their corporate training requirements. Through our training, drivers will learn everything they need to know to obtain their HazMat endorsement. Our experienced staff will work with your drivers to upgrade their skills levels and create more experienced drivers to support your company’s success.