Dump Truck Online Training & Certification

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Dump truck online training and certification, designed by trainers with 15+ years of onsite training experience. The estimated time for this training is 90 – 120 min. Also called dumpers, tip trucks, tippers, tipper lorries, side dumpers, etc. See all of our dump truck trainings.

  • OSHA-Authorized: OSHA-authorized courses that are reviewed yearly & updated to meet the latest standards.
  • Instant Access: After purchasing, you'll have immediate access to the online course.
  • Printable Certificates: Upon completion, you will receive a printable certificate and OSHA wallet card.
  • For Businesses: We offer company accounts and bulk discounts.


What’s in the Dump Truck Training Certification Course?

Also called dumpers, tip trucks, tippers, tipper lorries, side dumpers, etc. 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.

Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 90 – 120 min.

Intended Audience:

  • Employees
  • Supervisors

OSHA Requirements: This course meets the following OSHA Requirements:

  • 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

Why Take Our Online Dump Truck Training?

Our online training course provides a substantial, thorough, and effective way to learn how to work safely. We’ve been providing industry-specific safety training solutions for individuals, safety managers, and business owners for over 15 years.

The online course meets the classroom requirement for occupational safety training. It also includes a proficiency checklist that employers can use to perform a practical evaluation, in accordance with standards and regulations.

We have fine-tuned this training to provide you with the best experience possible. Our robust training approach gives an interactive experience that helps learners retain information and apply it on the job site, preventing costly accidents and fines. Safety training is an investment. That is why hundreds of companies and individuals all over the world trust the Hard Hat Training Series for their online training needs.

Why Buy Our Online Dump Truck Safety Training?

  • Complete Training: First and foremost our goal is to keep you safe and save you money. Don't risk getting expensive OSHA fines because you settled for a sub-par training program that didn't cover safety topics in depth. Train using a program that helps you retain what is learned so that it is put into practice on job sites.
  • Cost-Effective: Hiring a trainer to come on-site can be expensive. In contrast, our online curriculum lowers costs while still providing a professional training experience.
  • Records Tracking System: We offer an easy-to-use management system so that if you have multiple students who are receiving the training you can have access to all records, all-terrain certificates, observation guides and more! (contact us if you would like us to quickly create a company account for you)
  • Train Your Way: You can use this online training program for new hire training, refresher training or train remotely. Access it from anywhere and work on your schedule.
  • Interactive Learning: Special reminders and quiz questions throughout the course prep students for the final exam so that it is passed the first time.
  • Corporate License: Do you want to host this course on your own server? Contact us about obtaining broadcasting rights for this and any of our other online courses.

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What Is a Dump Truck?

Dump trucks are used to move large amounts of loose materials across mining, civil, and major construction sites. Some examples of the materials they move are:

  • Dirt
  • Sand
  • Ores
  • Gravel
  • Demolition waste

If a building or mining job necessitates the transportation of loose material, a dump truck operator will be required. The two most commonly used dump trucks are rigid rear and articulated dump trucks.

What Is It Used For?

Dump trucks are often filled by another machine before being transported and dumped at a predetermined area. As a result, the dump box, which is driven by hydraulics and allows operators to lift and tip loads, is the most important part of a dump truck. Hydraulic hoist systems, in other terms, are used to elevate the dump box when it has to be emptied.

OSHA Requirements On Dump Truck Driving

Unloading a dump truck can be dangerous, especially if the ground is uneven or the load is being dumped into a pit. This is a regular occurrence on many job sites. Furthermore, dump trucks carrying certain materials may face additional dangers since the materials may become wet and freeze or stick to the bed. A frozen load could cause the truck to tip and possibly roll over when the bed is raised.

Employers in coal mines, construction sites, highway projects, and any other location where dumping happens should review their safety practices on a regular basis. Some dump truck safety procedures are as follows:

  • Maintain correct tire inflation and check for wear.
  • In cold weather, use antifreeze to keep material from freezing and sticking in the truck bed. Ascertain that the load is distributed evenly.
  • Never overburden the truck bed’s upper section.
  • When backing up, keep your truck and trailer in a straight line and never go faster than walking speed.
  • Keep your seat belt fastened throughout the dumping operation.
  • Never try to escape or jump from an overturned truck. The single best thing drivers can do to protect themselves at a mine is to stay in the truck.
  • Dump only on level areas and never on uneven, loose, or improperly compacted surfaces.

Training Requirements

Standards require training on hazards and associated subjects. Employers are the ones responsible for providing their employees with the necessary training. Employers can accomplish this by:

  • Personally training their employees
  • Instituting or implementing a training program
  • Imposing a separate alignment duty on individual employees

Every employee that is at risk of harm or injury must be trained in accordance with the appropriate safety standards. Failure to train an employee may be regarded as a separate infraction.

Other Governing Bodies

If a dump truck operation requires the use of public highways, then the Department of Transportation has jurisdiction. 

However, while loading and unloading trucks, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) employs standards that govern worker safety and health. Employers are also governed by OSHA Requirements when it comes to their responsibilities. This includes their responsibility to oversee the safety of any of their:

  • Warehouses
  • Docks
  • Rigs
  • Construction sites
  • Airport terminals
  • Other locations where truckers may deliver to and pick up loads from

When dump truck operations take place at an airport, and if an operational plan has been established, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has control.

Dump Truck Operator Course Outline

Here at Hard Hat Training, our Dump Truck Safety Training Course complies with all the associated and necessary safety standards. For the sake of this article, we will only briefly cover the three modules that make up our dump truck course. It is important to note that the course covers all of the following learning topics in greater detail.

Anatomy & Inspections

During the first section of the course, you as a student will learn all about the different components and their functions. You will also learn how to properly inspect each part of your truck.

If you notice any damage, wear, or inappropriate operation, lockout and tagout the machine. Before attempting to operate the machine again, wait for an authorized mechanic to inspect it and make any necessary repairs.


We can overcomplicate stability in relation to dump trucks if we are not attentive. When calculating and planning for machine stability, some important principles to consider are: 

  • Stability pyramid
  • Slope travel
  • Load weight and height
  • Machine speed
  • Turn angles
  • Sudden control movements

When it comes down to it, dump truck stability begins with understanding and planning tasks around the dump truck’s capacity.

The conditions of the ground you are working on have a large impact on the stability of your truck. Before operating anywhere, inspect the ground for any obstructions that could cause the machine to tip over. This could include potholes or sections of soft soil.

Safe Operations

First and foremost, you must receive training specific to your machine type and job type. Remember, the controls and handling can widely differ from brand to brand, so in some cases, you may need additional training specific to those changes.

It is important that you are as familiar with your truck as you are with your worksite. Be aware of the dynamic conditions of your worksite. Be sure to set up the necessary signs, barriers, and any other safety features prior to operation.

How To Become a Dump Truck Driver

Under the law, dump trucks are treated the same as any other heavyweight commercial vehicle. State motor vehicle authorities, public safety departments, and federal agencies are all involved when it comes to vehicles that transport huge loads on the nation’s roads and highways.

To become a dump truck operator, you must have a class-B CDL and any applicable endorsements depending on the dump truck you operate. You are well qualified to drive a dump truck if you are an experienced trucker with a class-A license and the necessary endorsements. We will go more into detail about the different classes of CDLs later. We will be discussing the different classes of CDLs in a later section.

How To Get a CDL if I Do Not Have One?

The most common and efficient way to earn your CDL is by signing up for classes that are located near you. Reach out to your DMV to find a class that will work best for you. After completing the classes, you must pass a medical exam, a drug test, and have a clean driving record.

Dump Truck Driving Salary

Dump truck drivers are typically paid by the hour (or, in certain cases, by the load) rather than by the mile as other truckers are. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual pay of dump truck drivers is $48,710 per year. Broken up hourly, it is around $23.23 per hour.

Different Dump Truck Operator CDLs

A commercial driver’s license (CDL) is a driver’s license required to operate large, heavy, or placarded hazardous material vehicles in commerce in the United States. There are various types of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) that require a valid commercial driver’s license. Employers seek CDL drivers with one of these license classes. Therefore, we urge you to get the one you need before applying for your ideal job.

Class A CDL

A class-A CDL is necessary to operate any combination of vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds or more, providing the towed vehicle is heavier than 10,000 pounds.

Class B CDL

Any single vehicle that is not coupled to a trailer requires a class-B CDL. This includes commercial trucks with an attached cab and cargo area weighing more than 26,000 pounds combined, as well as trucks with a detachable, towed cargo vehicle weighing less than 10,000 pounds.

Class C CDL

A class-C CDL is required to operate a single vehicle with a GVWR of less than 26,001 pounds. It is also required when a vehicle pulls another vehicle weighing less than 10,000 pounds, or to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver.

For more information check out our related articles The Ultimate Guide To Becoming a Dump Truck Driver and What Are the Different Classes of Dump Trucks?

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Other Training Options:

We offer two other types of training for this course. The other training types are DIY training kits and a train the trainer certification course. An identical final exam and OSHA-aligned safety training certificate applies, no matter which of the three format options you choose below.

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Our online trainings are great for those who want to learn at their own pace and on their own time. Online trainings can be completed from any location, eliminating the need for expensive seminars.

Employers can assign employees specific trainings and keep track of their progress and exam scores. We also offer group trainings, company accounts, and even bulk discounts for businesses.

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Training Kit

Our kits are the perfect resource for those who want the freedom of training employees themselves. Unlike traditional trainings that are taken once, the kit offers a complete initial training as well as activities and materials to train employees long after they’ve been certified.

These materials include practical evaluations, exams, toolbox trainings, accident profiles, ect.

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Train the Trainer

Train-the-trainer courses allow employers to take full control of the training process. Employees who take these courses are fully certified to use the training kit and train others.

This means that employers can hold training seminars and courses without the need for third-party trainers. We will also include a training presentation and materials to train others.

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Save Big By Buying Course Seats (Credits) In Bulk!

When you purchase (credits) you are essentially buying seats in a virtual classroom. You may assign any employee(s) to any class(es) at any time until those (seats) have all been assigned.

Whether you are looking to save on a few guys or your whole crew, we make it affordable for everyone to get safety training. These discounts are available on all of our online trainings! Look below to see the breakdown of what you can save when you buy your course seats (credits) in bulk with Safety Provisions.

Online Safety Training FAQs

What does each online class cover?

Generally speaking, each course covers the following: 1. Overview of the Course/Introduction to the Equipment 2. Anatomy, including pre-shift inspections 3. Stability Principles 4. Common Hazards/Accident Profiles 5. Safe Operation 6. Rigging and Hand Signals (for crane courses only).

How long is the course?

Trainees go at their own pace, but in general each class (including the exam) takes anywhere from 2 to 2.5 hours. We recommend planning for two or more so you don’t end up rushing through the exam.

Are these courses OSHA-aligned?

All of our Hard Hat Training online courses were built and continue to be updated by our trainers and inspectors using OSHA and ANSI guidelines. But it is important to understand that by OSHA-aligned, we mean it follows to the best of our ability the best practices and safety principles put forth by OSHA. In an online format, it is not possible to cover every code for every situation or hazard across every industry. For this reason, our safety training solutions are tools to further knowledge and help employers train and/or certify their crew. But just because a course or program is OSHA-aligned it does not necessarily mean a company as a whole will be aligned or avoid citation if OSHA were to audit them. There is so much more that goes into collective company alignment with OSHA. For example, workers need to be observed applying in the field what they learned in the classroom. This observation/practical exam should be done by trainers, supervisors, or other designated competent persons. Whether you use our training kits or online courses, we provide guides to help employers do this. Other things that need to be done for ultimate alignment may include but are not limited to: addressing with your crew any gaps in the training or additional hazards or principles specific to your work situation; creating, training on, and enforcing and abiding by written safety programs (also known as plans or procedures); and performing regular inspections and risk assessments.

Are the e-learning classes up-to-date with OSHA standards?

Yes, all of our Hard Hat Training online courses are up-to-date with the latest OSHA standards. As standards change, we make changes to the courses. If you purchase any of our online courses outright, though, it will then be your responsibility to update the course in accordance with any changes to the standard.

Does this course certify or qualify me?

There is a lot of confusion among operators and even companies about what it means to be certified or qualified. Simply put, no, a course does not certify anyone, only an employer does. Or, in other words, because it is the employer’s responsibility to make sure an employee is properly trained, it is also his or her responsibility to say when the employee is “certified,” “qualified,” or “competent.” The online courses, like our training kits on CD or USB Drive or even live training via a 3rd party, is just a tool to help them in doing so.

According to OSHA, all operators of heavy equipment must receive operator training. Proper training must include a classroom portion including a written exam, as well as a practical hands-on portion/exam wherein the operator is observed operating the machine. The online course satisfies the required classroom portion of the training. Upon completion of the course and written exam, the safety administrator of the company will receive a checklist which can be used to observe the trainee on the machine. When done successfully, the administrator signs the bottom of the form. At this point, unless further training is required by your employer, you have done everything required by OSHA to be considered by your employer as “certified,” “qualified,” or “competent.”

If I pass this class and exam can I take my certification and get a job anywhere?

See “Does this course certify me?” This will depend on your employer. Remember, it is their responsibility to see that you are trained and if there is ever an accident, it is they who will have to prove to OSHA that they trained you sufficiently. Because of this, while some smaller businesses may simply accept your certificate and a copy of your test, more often than not they will require you to go through their own training program. This is their right to do so. It is their further responsibility to train you in accordance with the job, site, equipment, etc. Having said that, we have fielded many calls from potential employers who wanted to learn more about the classroom portion of the training we offered. After hearing our explanation, they accepted the online class as satisfying the classroom portion of the required training and proceeded to do their own practical.

How long is the training good for?

OSHA standards dictate that safety certification needs to be completed at least once every three years. Since no online course can provide “certification,” these courses will combine with your onsite practical training to fulfill OSHA’s requirements for up to three years. Having said that, refresher training is required sooner if an employee changes sites or jobs, is asked to operate a different type of the equipment, is involved in a near-miss or accident, or is observed operating the machine in a dangerous manner.

Will I get a certificate?

Yes, upon successful completion of the course and exam, you will have immediate electronic access to your test, a certificate, and a checklist you can use for the practical hands-on portion of the training. Simply print them off.

How many people can use this course? Can I play it for several employees at the same time?

When a course is assigned to an employee, only that employee can take the course. There are many reasons for this, but most importantly the course is designed to train that one employee per OSHA regulations. Also, there is a final written exam at the end that will be linked to the trainee assigned. OSHA requires proof of training and if multiple people were to sit in on that one course, they would not get credit for taking it.

Can I customize the classes?

Your business’s learning portal can be completely customized for your employees including colors and logo. Additionally, if you purchase our courses outright to be used on your own company LMS (learning management system), you also get the right to rebuild them and customize them to meet your own needs. If you have Adobe Captivate, which we use to build our courses, customization is even easier.

Are SCORM/Tin Can options available for use on our own company LMS?

All of our online courses are designed to be SCORM-compatible and can be easily uploaded to your company’s current SCORM-friendly LMS. You can license their use annually or purchase them outright. Licensing or purchasing them outright does not, however, give you the right to resell or distribute our courses to parties other than those whom you are training.

If we buy or license the eLearning courses for use on our own LMS, can you customize them for us?

Yes, we have done and continue to do this for clients. Pricing depends on the extent of customization requested. Please contact us for a quote.

Can I resell these trainings?

We do have resale options available. Contact us regarding resale opportunities.

How do I Look Up My OSHA Alignment Safety Certification?

So, you have already purchased a course from us, taken the online training, and passed the certifaction exam with flying colors. Now what? Most people want to print off a copy of thier OSHA Alignment Safety Certification and keep it for your records. Learn how to do that.

4 reviews for Dump Truck Online Training & Certification

  1. Jhon B.

    explain real good all, everything is ok

    • Hard Hat Training

      Hello Jhon, Thank you for your feedback, we are continually trying to update and improve our courses as well as our service to give users the most relevant information and the best experience. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for choosing Hard Hat Training.

  2. Samuel

    there was A LOT of very basic and necessary information that I hadn’t previously thought of

    • Hard Hat Training

      Thank you, Samuel, for your wonderful review! We’re thrilled that you were able to learn new things that you hadn’t thought about before.

  3. Darell Logie

    Thought it was a great course, no improvements needed

  4. Adam Sulewski

    I am new dump truck operator, this course was very helpful.

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How Does Online Training Work?

Each employee or individual takes the online course at their own pace. Quiz questions are included along the way to prepare for the final exam (Employers or managers may assign employees to specific safety courses). Quiz questions are included along the way to prepare for the final exam.

Instant access to your safety certification and wallet card is granted when the online course is completed and the subsequent online exam is passed. Once the online exam is passed, administer the practical exam. We suggest correcting any mistakes and having the trainee initial the edit on the practical exam sheet. Congratulations! You have finished your online safety training course.


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