Labelmaster, ITI to launch online hazmat training program

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Labelmaster announced Wednesday, Nov. 19, that it has teamed up with Instructional Technologies of Vancouver, Wash., to launch an online hazmat training program in the United States for professional truck drivers.

Labelmaster – a developer, manufacturer and distributor of hazardous materials and regulatory compliance products – says it has completed beta-testing the program, which will be marketed and sold by Labelmaster under the name Online Transportation Training.

“We have fully tested this program, and are convinced that it is the best online hazmat training available for helping drivers to meet the federal recertification requirements for shipping hazmat,” says Dwight Curtis, president of Chicago-based Labelmaster. “Labelmaster is proud to market the program because it presents the information from the trucker’s point of view in a user-friendly format.”

According to Labelmaster, the interactive four-lesson set meets the training requirements under Parts 172.700 – 172.704CFR 49 in a new interactive format; the material is highly visual and contains practical exercises and a review of the company security plan. The program not only meets the federal requirements, it also trains the driver, the company says.

The training, which follows the Pro-Tread format, consists of four lessons: Communication Rules; Loading and Placarding; Driving and Parking Rules; and Hazmat Security Awareness, which also must include a review of the company’s unique security plan. When all lessons have been completed, a Certificate of Training will be issued in the driver’s name for inclusion in his or her training file.

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