HazMat And TWIC Info

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kayakngal's Comment
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Just thought I'd share this. I fingerprinted/applied for TWIC last Wednesday and, fingerprinted/applied for HazMat last Thursday. They were both approved almost one week from the day I applied so, it's a very quick process. I had discontinued studying HazMat info because on the web site it said it could take up to a month and wanted my studying to be fresh. So, I wish I would have continued studying so I'd be ready for the HazMat endorsement test. Now I need to study all weekend so I can take it asap.

Anyway, in case anyone else is going through this process I thought I'd share. Oh, and it is a bit pricey yet tax deductible and some companies will reimburse for the cost.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Roadkill (aka:Guy DeCou)'s Comment
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Just thought I'd share this. I fingerprinted/applied for TWIC last Wednesday and, fingerprinted/applied for HazMat last Thursday. They were both approved almost one week from the day I applied so, it's a very quick process. I had discontinued studying HazMat info because on the web site it said it could take up to a month and wanted my studying to be fresh. So, I wish I would have continued studying so I'd be ready for the HazMat endorsement test. Now I need to study all weekend so I can take it asap.

Anyway, in case anyone else is going through this process I thought I'd share. Oh, and it is a bit pricey yet tax deductible and some companies will reimburse for the cost.

Good to know..

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Starcar's Comment
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Some states are alot faster than others..both on TWIC and HazMat...just so ya know....But you need to study....then study again....then study again....

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Troubador222's Comment
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Next trip home, I will start the hazmat process. Just cant afford it this trip. The company will reimburse us for that, but I would have to wait for the reimbursement so next time it is. I plan on redoing the high road part on hazmat when I get near the time.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Hockey_Dreamer's Comment
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The states only administer and give the hazmat endorsements. The TSA is the one who say who can have it and who can not, the states do not have that say.

About the TWIC card, if you have to go into port area and with port I mean maritime ports then it will be helpful. If you don't go into places where TWIC is not required there's no need on getting it.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

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