Course Description

This course meets that requirements of the USDOT 3-year training for safely handling and shipping hazardous materials.


  • Understand the purpose and importance of the Hazardous Materials Table
  • Identify regulated hazardous materials
  • Locate necessary information in the table
  • Identify codes and symbols used in the table
  • Comply with the hazardous materials (hazmat) regulations

Founder of The Thrival Company

Elizabeth Mack

Elizabeth is an Author | Speaker | Coach |Consultant Mission to Million$ - Taking Big Ideas and Making Them Reality. Elizabeth is the founder and CXO of The Thrival Company. She started her career as a chemical engineer from Purdue University and then cross-trained into psychology, business performance, auditing, and organizational culture and individual behavior change. Spending more than 20 years of leading, teaching, designing, and coaching engineering, environmental, and organizational development programs, she realized that there were common individual and cultural practices used that determined whether an initiative was successful or not. Loving the challenges of broad social change and making people's big ideas a reality, these observations inspired her to develop a series of leadership practices which she uses to empower individuals into leadership. Her clientele are diverse ranging from Fortune 100-1000 companies to government agencies, non-profits and the U.S. Military. She is a keynote speaker on topics of leadership, behavior change, social evolution, and innovation often sharing her story of her personal epiphany with the birth of her first child and finally realizing after many failed attempts that ‘You can’t engineer humans!’. Her work has impacted the lives of thousands of people helping them fulfill on their dreams and visions for their lives, communities and workplaces. Elizabeth brings an honest, insightful, broad-reaching and often humorous perspective on human nature and the behaviors we adopt that save us or sink us. Her work in for-profit, non-profit, and governmental sectors allows her to bring a broad and unique perspective on how to combine the best practices in each model of business to create organizations that deliver on their vision and mission and have fun doing it! From the plant floor to the top floor, Elizabeth is just as comfortable in a hard hat and boots building teams in the field as she is working with executive boards and C-level management on strategy, leadership succession, organizational performance and making their next big vision a reality, In her personal life, Elizabeth is passionate about donating her time, talents, and treasure to her favorite charities working on big environmental and social issues. She is an active volunteer and member of Impact Austin ( a women’s giving foundation and supports more than a dozen non-profits across the United States. Based in Austin, Texas with her two children and numerous Guinea Pigs. And when not writing, consulting, and being a mom, she can be found relaxing through fishing, kayaking, and birding anywhere near the ocean!

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Course Introduction

    • How to use this course

    • Before we begin...

  • 2

    Module 1: Introduction

    • Module 1: Why the heck do I have to do this DOT training?

    • USDOT Module 1 Slides

    • DOT Competency Quiz 1

  • 3

    Module 2. USEPA vs. USDOT

    • Module 2: Do USEPA and the USDOT hate each other?


    • DOT Competency Quiz 2

  • 4

    Module 3: Identifying Hazardous Materials

    • Module 3: How to Identify Hazardous Materials

    • USDOT Module 3 Slides

    • DOT Competency Quiz 3

    • USDOT Chart 16 Labels and Markings

  • 5

    Module 4: HAZMAT Table

    • Module 4: The HAZMAT Table Columns 1-5


    • DOT 1.0_Hazardous_Materials_Table_-_Student_Workbook

    • DOT Competency Quiz 4

  • 6

    Module 5: Preparing Shipping Papers P1-3

    • Module 5 P1: Preparing Shipping Papers Using HAZMAT Columns 1-5

    • DOT Competency Quiz 5 Part 1

    • Module 5 P2: More on Preparing Shipping Papers

    • DOT Competency Quiz 5 Part 2

    • USDOT Module 5 P3: Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifests

    • USDOT Module 5 Slides

    • DOT Competency Quiz 5 Part 3

    • Guide for Preparing Shipping Papers

    • DOT 2.0 Shipping Papers - Student Workbook

  • 7

    Module 6: Preparing HAZMAT for Shipment Parts 1-2

    • Module 6 P1: Packaging and the HAZMAT Table

    • DOT Competency Quiz 6 Part 1

    • Module 6 P2: Packaging & Shipping Exceptions


    • DOT Competency Quiz 6 Part 2

    • DOT Performance Packaging Codes

    • DOT MOTS Brochure

    • DOT Overpacks

    • DOT 5.0 Packaging-Student Workbook

  • 8

    Module 7: Labeling Hazardous Material Packages

    • Module 7: Labeling HAZMAT


    • DOT Competency Quiz 7

    • DOT 3.0 Marking and Labeling-Student Workbook

  • 9

    Module 8: Marking Hazardous Material Packaging

    • Module 8: Marking Requirements


    • DOT Competency Quiz 8

  • 10

    Module 9: Requirements by Carrier

    • Module 9: Carrier Requirements by Highway, Air, Rail, and Vessel

    • USDOT MODULE 9 Slides

    • DOT Competency Quiz 9

    • DOT 6.0a_Carrier_Highway_Requirements_-_Student_Workbook

    • DOT 6.0b_Carrier_Air_Requirements_-_Student_Workbook

    • DOT 6.0c_Carrier_Rail_Requirements_-_Student_Workbook

    • DOT 6.0d_Carrier_Water_Requirements_-_Student_Workbook

  • 11

    Module 10: Placarding

    • Module 10: Placarding Vehicles and Quantity Limitations by Air/Rail/Vessel

    • USDOT MODULE 10 Slides

    • DOT Competency Quiz 10

    • DOT 4.0 Student Workbook Placarding

  • 12

    Module 11: Lithium Batteries

    • Module 11 - Safety Shipping Lithium Batteries


    • DOT Competency Quiz 11

    • DOT How To Safely Send Batteries Flyer

    • DOT Battery Guide for Mail


  • 13

    Module 12: Medical & Infectious Hazardous Materials

    • Module 12 - Packaging Medical Waste for Transport


    • DOT Competency Quiz 12

    • DOT Brochure - Transporting Infectious Substances Safely

  • 14

    Module 13: Security Requirements & Security Plans

    • Module 13: Enhanced Security and Security Plans


    • DOT Competency Quiz 13

    • DOT 7.0 Security and Security Plans Student Workbook

    • DOT Enhanced Security Brochure

  • 15

    Module 14: Emergency Response During HAZMAT Incidents

    • Module 14: Emergency Response and Missing UHW Manifests


    • DOT Competency Quiz 14

    • Emergency Response Guidebook v2020


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