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Dump Truck Training & Certification

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA and Canada.


We Offer Three Types of Dump Truck Safety Trainings

Our regulation-aligned Dump Truck certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours, or a more robust training, we can help! We offer online trainings that can be completed in a day, DIY training kits that provide training materials, Train the Trainer certifications that certify individuals to train others and provide training materials, or onsite training. No matter what you choose, we can get you what you want, at a price you can afford.

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Online Training

Online training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location and/or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

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Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) that you can present yourself to a group of trainees.

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Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. Training kit and materials are included with the Train the Trainer online course for no additional cost.

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What’s in the Dump Truck Training Course?

Our Dump Truck Safety Training course is regulation aligned, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on internal and external anatomy, principles to maintain stability, safe operation, hazards to avoid, and more.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required.


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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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Dump Truck Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • 29 CFR 1926.600 – Equipment
  • 29 CFR 1926.601 – Motor Vehicles
  • 29 CFR 1926.602 – Material Handling
  • 29 CFR 1926.604 – Site Clearing
  • 29 CFR 1926.28 – PPE
  • 29 CFR 1926.55 – Gases, Fumes, Dusts
  • 29 CFR 1926 Subpart G – Signs, Signals, Barricades
  • CAL/OSHA Requirements

  • 1590. Haulage and Earth Moving, general.
  • 1591. Haulage Vehicles, Equipment-Construction, and maintenance
  • 1592. Warning Methods
  • 1593. Haulage Vehicle Operations
  • 1594. Fueling
  • 1595. Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS)
  • Canada Standards

  • Can/CSA-B3252.0-09 – ROPS, FOPS (General Mobile Equipment)
  • CSA Z1001 – Occupational Health & Safety Training
  • CSA Z96 – High Visibility Apparel
  • CSA Z617-06 – PPE
  • Canada Labour Code Part II – Employer and Employee Duties

    Train the Trainer Certification

    The Train the Trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an regulation-aligned lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need Dump Truck Safety Training?

    In line with regulations, anyone who operates heavy equipment must receive training prior to operating the machine on their own. Requirements for refresher training and other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific OSHA training requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.

    When it comes to refresher health and safety training, the standards in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that prove continued competency.

    Stay Informed On All Things Dump Truck

    Did You Know?

    From 1992 to 2007, there were 829 construction worker fatalities that occurred because of dump truck-related incidents. (Source: Pubmed).

    The largest dump truck in the world can carry 500 metric tons of dirt. This is equivalent to about 1 million pounds. (Source: Smithsonian).


    Frequently Asked Questions

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    What are dump trucks used for?

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    Dump trucks are versatile machines capable of handling, transporting, and delivering heavy loads, including demolition scrap, gravel, asphalt, rock, and more.

    What is the typical capacity of a dump truck?

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    Capacity varies based on size and model of the truck. Smaller dump trucks can haul around 10 cubic yards, while larger trucks may have a capacity up to 40 tons.

    How is a dump truck different from a haul truck?

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    While haul trucks and dump trucks share a similar design, haul trucks are significantly larger and can carry much more material. Haul trucks are often used in mining operations.


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    For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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