Garbage Truck Training & Certification Course
Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA and Canada.
We Offer Three Types of Garbage Truck Safety Trainings
Our regulation-aligned Garbage 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.
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.Purchase Options
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.Purchase Options
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.Purchase Options
Onsite training is for companies looking for hands-on training on your own equipment at your location. We send an instructor to your workplace (from Rexburg, Idaho), so travel expenses may apply. Because of this, onsite training is recommended for groups of five or more employees.Request a Quote
What’s in the Garbage Truck Training Course?
Our Garbage Truck Safety Training course is OSHA Aligned, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on anatomy, stability, safe operating procedures, common hazards, 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.
Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial, and local standards, this training encompasses the following standards for garbage trucks:
Garbage Truck Certification Standards
- CFR 396.11- CDL operators must conduct a pre-shift inspection
- CFR 395.8 – CDL operators must keep a logbook
- CFR 390.21- CMVs must have an official DOT number
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 Garbage 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 related to forklifts or other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.
When it comes to refresher training, the standard 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.
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Did You Know?
The first self-propelled garbage trucks were originally called steam motor tip-cars. (Source: Archive).
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there other names for garbage trucks?
Garbage trucks are simply that: trucks that collect garbage. But they may be called rubbish trucks, refuse trucks, waste trucks, or even dust carts, depending on what region of the world you live in.
Is there a difference between a garbage truck and a dump truck?
The purpose of a dump truck is the same as a garbage truck in that both are used to collect waste and dispose of it. That being said, the main difference between the two is how they are used. Garbage trucks are usually owned by a city or county so that there is regular waste disposal for its citizens. In some instances, garbage trucks can even be owned by private companies. Dump trucks, on the other hand, may be owned by specific construction companies to aid in construction waste and debris disposal.
Are there different types of garbage trucks?
There are four kinds of garbage trucks: front loader, side loader, rear loader, and roll off trucks. The first three types are self-explanatory; they lift and load trash cans either from the front of the vehicle, side, or rear. Roll off trucks are used to transport dumpsters used to hold construction waste. The beds of these trucks are designed with rollers to roll these dumpsters on or off the truck.