ELDT Hazardous Materials / HazMat (H) Endorsement Course
- CDL holders seeking to haul hazardous materials.
- Planning on taking the Hazardous Materials endorsement written exam.
- Hazardous materials regulations
- Hazardous materials handling
- Operation of emergency equipment
- Emergency response procedures
- Operating practices and procedures
why should you obtain a hazmat endorsement?
Obtaining a Hazmat Driver Endorsement is essential for drivers transporting hazardous materials. It is required by law and failing to obtain the proper endorsement can result in penalties and legal action. Additionally, holding a Hazmat endorsement makes drivers more marketable to employers and can lead to higher salaries.
However, the most important reason to obtain certification is safety, as Hazmat drivers are responsible for transporting materials that can be hazardous to people and the environment. Certification ensures drivers have the necessary knowledge and skills to handle these materials safely and respond appropriately in case of an emergency. Overall, obtaining a Hazmat Endorsement is a smart investment in both a driver’s career and safety.
benefits of obtaining a hazmat endorsement
Drivers with a hazardous materials endorsement often earn higher pay due to the increased responsibility and specialized training required to transport hazardous materials.
With a hazardous materials endorsement, you can transport a broader range of goods, including chemicals, gases, and explosives, which opens up more job opportunities in various industries. There are currently over 15,000 jobs listed on Indeed.com that require a CDL with a Hazmat endorsement.
The specialized training required for a hazardous materials endorsement equips you with valuable knowledge and skills, such as understanding hazardous materials regulations, handling emergencies, and using protective equipment, which can improve your overall safety skills as a professional driver and reduce the risks associated with handling dangerous goods.
As hazardous materials are a critical part of many industries, drivers with a hazardous materials endorsement are often in higher demand, providing more job security in the competitive trucking job market.
Obtaining a hazardous materials endorsement demonstrates your commitment to professionalism and safety, which can enhance your chances for career advancement within the trucking industry.
Obtaining a hazardous materials endorsement reflects your commitment to professionalism and dedication to your career as a professional driver, which can enhance your reputation among employers and customers.
With a hazardous materials endorsement, you may be eligible to work with a wider range of clients who require the transportation of hazardous materials, which can help you expand your client base and increase your business opportunities.
The training required for a hazardous materials endorsement can contribute to your personal development as a driver and enhance your overall job performance by equipping you with valuable knowledge and skills.
Having a hazardous materials endorsement gives you a competitive edge over other drivers who do not have this endorsement, as it demonstrates your versatility and capability to transport hazardous materials safely, which can make you more desirable to employers and increase your chances of securing higher-paying and more prestigious driving jobs.
No, you are not required to take your ELDT prior to getting your CLP. However, you must complete Entry-Level Driver Training before getting your CDL.
Anyone who is applying to get their Commercial Drivers License for the first time will need to complete the FMCSA Entry-Level Driver Training requirement and achieve a final test score of 80% or greater. This must be done before taking the CDL skills exam.
Certain trucking vehicles require further certification such as driving a school bus, city bus, or a tanker. If you would like to enhance your trucking career or are looking to specialize in a specific freight to drive that requires an endorsement we got you covered. Above, are all the FMCSA certified endorsements we offer to help get you started.
The FMCSA provides a database (the Training Provider Registry: www.tpr.fmcsa.dot.gov) of all the schools that are registered to administer the ELDT course. Here at The CDL School, we provide an ELDT course and are registered with the FMCSA . You can start here!
Yes. We offer Behind-The-Wheel Training at our school locations across the country. Check out our programs at https://www.cdlschool.com/cdl-training-programs/
Yes. You will need to get your Class A or Class B certification along with an endorsement. The endorsement itself will not be enough. We have bundles that make it easy for you to get everything you need to drive the truck you want.
With a Class A ELDT and the added necessary endorsement you can most commercial vehicles including combination vehicles. With Class B endorsement, there are some restrictions. Class B ELDT plus the proper endorsement only allows you to drive any straight trucks such as a school bus, city bus, and dump truck.
Your completion results are immediately sent to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Training Provider Registry (TPR).
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Fort Hood, TX
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
The instructors were great, knowledgeable, and patient, being such an accelerated program I am confident in my understanding of the trucks and my abilities.
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SCHOOL BUS DRIVER
The school bus driver career bundle includes:
- ELDT – CLASS B
- PASSENGER (P)
- SCHOOL BUS (S)
THE CAREER BOOSTER ENDORSEMENT BUNDLE INCLUDES:
- ELDT – CLASS A
- HAZMAT (H)
- passenger (p)
- school bus (s)